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Titolo:
The crisis nature of health care transitions for rural older adults
Autore:
Magilvy, JK; Congdon, JG;
Indirizzi:
Univ Colorado, Hlth Sci Ctr, Sch Nursing, Denver, CO 80262 USA Univ Colorado Denver CO USA 80262 Ctr, Sch Nursing, Denver, CO 80262 USA
Titolo Testata:
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
fascicolo: 5, volume: 17, anno: 2000,
pagine: 336 - 345
SICI:
0737-1209(200009/10)17:5<336:TCNOHC>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ELDERLY PERSONS;
Keywords:
rural health; aging; rural aging; community health services; health care transitions; ethnography; culture; chronic illness; crisis decision making;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
35
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Magilvy, JK Univ Colorado, Hlth Sci Ctr, Sch Nursing, 4200 E 9th Ave,Box C288, Denver,CO 80262 USA Univ Colorado 4200 E 9th Ave,Box C288 Denver CO USA 80262 USA
Citazione:
J.K. Magilvy e J.G. Congdon, "The crisis nature of health care transitions for rural older adults", PUBL HEAL N, 17(5), 2000, pp. 336-345

Abstract

The complex health, socioeconomic, and environmental problems experienced by many American elders often place them at high risk for disease and disability. Over time, acutely or chronically ill older persons experience numerous transitions across various health care settings. Although availability of health services is improving in rural areas, barriers such as distance, geography, and poor distribution often limit access to health care. In a longitudinal rural ethnography, the health care transition experiences of older adults, families, and health care providers were examined. A major ethnographic theme emerged from analysis data from interviews, participant observations, and photographs: the crisis nature of health care transitions experienced by rural older adults and their families and observed by rural nurses and other health care providers. Several patterns were observed including the crisis was compounded by surprise; limited knowledge of local resources exacerbated the crisis; inconsistent discharge planning disrupted transitions; changing family support necessitated admission to nursing homes; continuity of care in nursing home discharge lessened transition crisis; and rural home health care was identified as a strength. Recommendations were made for community-based interventions to improve the transition experience. Comprehensive care management services provided by public health nurses (PHNs) in the local rural community were recommended.

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