mdh.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
Caring for the ethnic elders living with dementia – experiences of nursing staff
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (CaReH)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5391-623X
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (CaReH)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3519-113X
2016 (English)In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, ISSN 0169-3816, E-ISSN 1573-0719, Vol. 31, no 3, 311-326 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The total number of persons living with dementia is estimated to double every 20 years and ageing migrant populations are growing in several countries. There are gaps in the health and social care of people from other countries, regardless of the efforts made when someone has a dementia diagnosis; similarly, receiving care in sheltered accommodation is less common. The aim of this study was to explore and describe the nursing staff’s experiences of caring for non-Swedish speaking persons living with dementia in a Finnish speaking group home in relation to a Swedish speaking group home in Sweden. 27 qualitative semi-structured interviews were analysed using qualitative content analyses. The first main category, “communication”, concentrated on language abilities and deficiencies, non-verbal language, highlighting the consequences of not understanding and the benefits of a common language. The second main category, “culturally oriented activities”, focused on being served traditional food, celebrating holidays at the group home, the importance of traditions and the importance of familiar music as cultural elements. The Swedish speaking nursing staff could provide qualitative and equitable care, but the challenge was greater for them than for the bilingual nursing staff who spoke the same language as the residents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016. Vol. 31, no 3, 311-326 p.
Keyword [en]
Bilingual nursing, Dementia, Immigrant, Qualitative
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32262DOI: 10.1007/s10823-016-9293-1Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84973638051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-32262DiVA: diva2:944216
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Söderman, MirkkaRosendahl, Sirpa
By organisation
Health and Welfare
In the same journal
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
Medical and Health SciencesHealth Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 13 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