Nurses’ experiences of integrating the salutogenic perspective with person-centered care for older people in Swedish nursing home care: an interview-based qualitative study

Sofia Ehk, Sara Petersson, Atika Khalaf, Marie Nilsson

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Background: Even though there has been a cultural change within residential aged care to a more person-centered care, there remain improvements to be made for a more consistent way of working. Using a salutogenic approach along with person-centered care is a potential way to promote it. This study aimed to describe nurses’ experiences of combining person-centered care with a salutogenic approach at a nursing home for older people. 

Methods: Nine nurses, specially trained in salutogenesis and Sense of coherence, were individually interviewed using a semi-structured interview approach. Data was analysed through qualitative content analysis. 

Results: The nurses experienced that the residential aged care was improved by using salutogenesis and Sense of coherence as a complement to person-centered care. Core aspects of person-centered care were thereby promoted, as the resources of the older persons were emphasized, and aged care became more holistic. In addition to improved residential aged care, the results indicate that this manner of working also contributed to enhanced work satisfaction of the care personnel themselves. 

Conclusions: The results suggest that a salutogenic approach facilitates the implementation of person-centered care by focusing on the older persons’ resources and maintaining health. The organization needs to prioritize training staff in salutogenesis and person-centered care, as it supports working toward a common goal and benefits both the older persons and the staff.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Artikelnummer262
TidskriftBMC Geriatrics
Volym24
Nummer1
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2024-mars-18

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