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‘Best fit’ caring skills of an interprofessional team inshort-term goal-directed reablement: older adults’perceptions
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5670-6908
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (SAMPRODUKTION)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3068-5384
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (PriLiv ; BeMe)
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (BEME)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5098-8489
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2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 498-506Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper reports a study conducted to illuminate older adults’ perceptions of multiproffesional team's caring skills as success factors for health support in short-term goal-directed reablement. The fact that older adults are given perquisites to live in their own homes puts great demands on the professional care given them at home. An option offered could be short-term goal-directed reablement delivered by an interprofessional team. This means after periods in hospitals to strengthen their multidimensional health, older adults’ reablement processes are supported to return to their daily life as soon as possible. Crucial in making these intentions a reality seems to be identifying the professional's approach that works as success factors for health support in the reablement process. A descriptive qualitative design with a phenomenographic approach based on interviews with 23 older persons who had received short-term goal-directed reablement at home after a period at hospital was used. The study was approved by an ethical board. The analysis revealed four major referential aspects of multiproffesional team's caring skills as success factors for health-support in short-term goal-directed reablement: a motivating caregiver, a positive atmosphere-creating caregiver, a human fellowship-oriented caregiver and a caregiver that goes beyond the expected. In this study, all caring skills in the continuum are perceived as positively loaded necessities in different situations during the reablement process. Caring skills as success factors are initially shown at a practical level, such as how the professional caregivers encourage and motivate the older persons in different training situations. At a deeper level, the caregivers open their hearts and have the capacity to go beyond the expected in the professional caregiver–patient relationship. The multiproffesional team's best fit caring skills during the home reablement process need to be addressed as evidence base in the area of elderly home care.

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2019. Vol. 33, no 2, p. 498-506
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42493DOI: 10.1111/scs.12650ISI: 000472973400025Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85060252366OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-42493DiVA, id: diva2:1283749
Available from: 2019-01-29 Created: 2019-01-29 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved

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Gustafsson, Lena-KarinÖstlund, GunnelZander, ViktoriaElfström, MagnusAnbäcken, Els-Marie

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