What characterizes the nursing practice in nursing homes? (completed)

This is a PhD project focusing on how and to what degree new regulations about quality of care is implemented in the caring culture.

Objectives

The aim of the project is to describe and explore what characterizes nursing practice in nursing homes

Result

Two papers are submitted, the third is in process

Background

Western governments have initiated reforms to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents. Most of these reforms share the common idea of focusing on regulations and national quality indicators. Following the implementation of new regulations in Norway, we developed a research project to explore the importance of quality regulations or if other factors are of equal importance as guide for nursing home practice.

A qualitative method is used that encompasses an ethnographic design, with fieldwork in two nursing homes, including observation, interviews and document analysis.
37 nursing aides and 8 nurses are participating in this study.

Financing

The project is based on institutional funding from Sogn and Fjordane University College.

Start - Finish

Spring 2008 -  Fall 2012

Published Aug. 30, 2011 1:40 PM - Last modified Feb. 11, 2022 1:24 PM

Contact

Main supervisor

  • Solveig Hauge

PhD candidate

  • Anne Marie Sandvoll

Participants

  • Solveig Hauge
  • Anne Marie Sandvoll, Høgskulen i Sogn og Fjordane
  • Kjell Kristoffersen, Universitetet i Agder
Detailed list of participants