https://www.mdu.se/

mdu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Healthcare and social care professionals’ experiences of respite care: a critical incident study
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6448-5866
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5391-623X
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Show others and affiliations
2024 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 19, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

IntroductionAging in place is favoured among older persons and supported by research in Sweden, although it poses challenges for overburdened informal caregivers. While respite care can offer support, its accessibility is hindered by organizational challenges and informal caregivers' delays in using it. The experiences of informal caregivers are well-studied, but the professionals' experiences of respite care quality and critical incident management are underexplored.AimTo explore professionals' experiences of critical incidents in respite care, consequences for the persons being cared for, and strategies to manage critical incidents.Materials and methodsA qualitative, critical incident technique was used, and three group interviews with a total of 16 professionals were conducted.ResultsBarriers to quality respite care included communication gaps during care transitions, environmental shortcomings in respite care facilities, lack of support for informal caregivers, and inadequacies in respite care decisions. Strategies to manage critical incidents included individualized care, continuity and communication in care transitions, a conducive environment, support for informal caregivers, and care professionals' positive approach.ConclusionsThe study emphasizes the need for focused efforts on communication, continuity, and a supportive environment. Addressing identified challenges and applying suggested strategies will be key to maximizing the potential of respite care as a vital support for care recipients and their informal caregivers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2024. Vol. 19, no 1
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66607DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2024.2352888ISI: 001220124200001PubMedID: 38735060Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85192908253OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-66607DiVA, id: diva2:1857941
Projects
Växelvårds-projektetAvailable from: 2024-05-15 Created: 2024-05-15 Last updated: 2024-06-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records

Gusdal, Annelie KSöderman, MirkkaPettersson, TinaGustafsson, Lena-Karin

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Gusdal, Annelie KSöderman, MirkkaPettersson, TinaGustafsson, Lena-Karin
By organisation
Health and WelfareSchool of Health, Care and Social Welfare
In the same journal
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 14 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf