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Nutritional care of elderly patients in acute care settings: A qualitative study

Gholizadeh, L. and Yazdi, K. and Dehghan Nayeri, N. and Mohammadi, E. (2016) Nutritional care of elderly patients in acute care settings: A qualitative study. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 16 (3). pp. 374-379. ISSN 14470594

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Aim: Poor nutritional status is common in older adult patients. The present study aimed to explore barriers and facilitators to nutritional care of elderly patients in acute care settings. Methods: Data were collected through individual face-to-face interviews with 12 registered nurses, and analyzed using interpretive description methodology. Results: Two core themes emerged from the analysis of data: (i) neglected care, with three subthemes of "support but also independence," "unsupportive environment" and "responsibility of the family;" and (ii) a humanitarian ethic, with two subthemes of "respect and dignity" and "humanitarian care." Conclusions: As an integral part of holistic care, elderly patient nutrition should be emphasised in health professional education, and promoted through managerial support, multidisciplinary collaborations, and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems. © 2016 Japan Geriatrics Society.

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Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 10:38
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 04:11
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4579

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