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Older people's experience of utilisation and administration of medicines in a health- and social care context
Sophiahemmet Univ, Sweden.
Sophiahemmet Univ, Sweden.
Stockholm Univ, Sweden.
Sophiahemmet Univ, Sweden.
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2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 29, no 4, 760-768 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: People living at home who lack ability to manage their medicine are entitled to assistance to improve adherence provided by a home care assistant employed by social care. Aim: The aim was to describe how older people with chronic diseases, living at home, experience the use and assistance of administration of medicines in the context of social care. Design: A qualitative descriptive study. Methods: Ten participants (age 65+) living at home were interviewed in the participants' own homes. Latent content analysis was used. Findings: The assistance eases daily life with regard to practical matters and increases adherence to a medicine regimen. There were mixed feelings about being dependent on assistance; it interferes with self-sufficiency at a time of health transition. Participants were balancing empowerment and a dubious perception of the home care assistants' knowledge of medicine and safety. Physicians' and district nurses' professional knowledge was a safety guarantee for the medicine process. Conclusions: Assistance eases daily life and medicine regimen adherence. Dependence on assistance may affect self-sufficiency. Perceived safety varied relating to home care assistants' knowledge of medicine. Relevance to Clinical Practice: A well-functioning medicine assistance is crucial to enable older people to remain at home. A person-centred approach to health-and social care delivery is efficient and improve outcome for the recipient of care.

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2015. Vol. 29, no 4, 760-768 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30990DOI: 10.1111/scs.12207ISI: 000368345900017Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84958864265OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-30990DiVA: diva2:902527
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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