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Useful lessons for the provision of services in long-term care facilities in South Korea: operators' experiences illuminate the phenomenon of working with the elderly in the field

Title
Useful lessons for the provision of services in long-term care facilities in South Korea: operators' experiences illuminate the phenomenon of working with the elderly in the field
Author
탁영란
Keywords
Qualitative research; phenomenological studies; Colaizzi’s seven steps; long-term care; person-centered care
Issue Date
2019-02
Publisher
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE STUDIES ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, v. 14, NO. 1, Page. 1-13
Abstract
Purpose: The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of elderly long-term care facilities by focusing on insights provided by the operators of these facilities. Methods: In this phenomenological study, 10 participants who operated nursing home businesses were interviewed. Of the 10 participants, seven had graduated from a nursing programme and three had studied social welfare. Results: The experiences of facility operators could be organized into four themes: "Starting as a facility operator", "Dream of an ideal long-term care facility", "Struggling desperately in practice", and "Obtaining hope by providing care". These four themes were divided into 18 subthemes, constituting 96 meaningful statements. Conclusion: Despite the obvious gap between reality and ideals with regard to caring for residents, operators used a person-centred care strategy for the elderly at their facilities. Our findings indicate that, despite diverse barriers and hardships, participants were encouraged when they offered person-centred healthcare services for the elderly under their care, based on a philosophy of a holistic understanding of humans and respect for human life and dignity. Facility operators who are leaders in the practical field should be involved in the decision/policy-making process, to support health and well-being in the elderly in institutionalized settings.
URI
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17482631.2019.1565238http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/107493
ISSN
1748-2623; 1748-2631
DOI
10.1080/17482631.2019.1565238
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