"Care That Respects Individuality" Provided to Elderly People with Dementia as Perceived by Japanese Dementia Carers Qualified

Takako Nakagawa, Akemi Fujita, Yoshiko Nishizawa
2017 Open Journal of Nursing  
The objective of this study was to clarify the contents of "care that respects individuality" provided to elderly people with dementia living in group homes as perceived by dementia carers qualified. We interviewed 21 dementia carers qualified working at group homes in Prefecture A about the practical contents of and their thoughts on "care that respects individuality". The data obtained from the interviews were analyzed using the modified grounded theory approach (M-GTA). As a result, 14
more » ... a result, 14 concepts regarding the contents of "care that respects individuality" provided to elderly people with dementia living in group homes as perceived by dementia carers qualified were generated in the following 4 categories: "placing emphasis on the individual", "respecting feelings", "eliciting strengths", and "close mutual relationship".
doi:10.4236/ojn.2017.711089 fatcat:imcvepyevvdt7amxc77y2gtqua