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AIM AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for falls in older people living in nursing homes. BACKGROUND Impaired cognitive function and a poor sense of orientation could lead to an increase in falls among those with impaired freedom of movement. Many accidents occur while an older person is walking or being moved. METHOD The(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim was to describe expressions of emotions and resistiveness to care among persons with dementia (PWD), during morning care situations without and with music therapeutic caregiving (MTC). BACKGROUND Effective caregiving is dependent on the interpersonal relationship between nurse and patient. PWD suffer from major cognitive(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore how Iranian patients with coronary heart disease experience their lives. BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death in Iran and worldwide. Understanding qualitatively how patients experience the acute and postacute stages of this chronic condition is essential knowledge for minimising the negative(More)
AIM To identify the core components of cultural competence from a Swedish perspective. Background. The cultural diversity of Swedish society raises challenges for nursing practice. Nurses need to be culturally competent, i.e. demonstrate the effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice safely and effectively in a multicultural(More)
This article is based on data gathered through 60 qualitative interviews conducted within the realm of three research projects that have used “culture-appropriate lenses” to study the postmigration situation of late-in-life Iranian immigrants to Sweden. The findings gathered through these studies were interpreted against the backdrop that culturally(More)
It is difficult to clarify the characteristics of the nursing profession and the problems that exist within this field. Gaining an understanding of nurses' perceptions regarding their profession can improve knowledge on this subject. The aim of this qualitative study was to describe the perceptions of Iranian Registered Nurses (IRNs) concerning issues(More)
BACKGROUND The oral caregiving in nursing homes for persons with dementia often becomes complicated due to the patients' lack of compliance, which in turn can result in giving oral care a low priority in daily care. Furthermore, directives for responsibilities are unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this article was to describe care providers' perception of and(More)
Late-in-life immigrants are often at risk for psychological stress and social isolation because of language problems, small social networks, and cultural differences from the host society. Community intervention programs can reduce such stress and isolation. In this article, the authors describe a Swedish municipality's culturally appropriate intervention(More)
AIM To describe the perceptions held by Iranian registered nurses (IRNs) concerning their night shift work experiences. BACKGROUND Due to the nature of nursing work and the need for 24-h coverage every day, the majority of nurses work night shifts in their professional practice. Evidence from several studies indicates that night working is a challenge for(More)