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AIM AND OBJECTIVE To measure nursing students' experiences and satisfaction with their clinical learning environments. The primary interest was to compare the results between students with respect to clinical practice in nursing homes and hospital wards. BACKGROUND Clinical learning environments are important for the learning processes of nursing students(More)
RATIONALE Patients with severe dementia sometimes surprise the care providers because they seem to be much more aware of their situation and function much more adequately than usual. Such episodes are labelled 'episodes of lucidity' (ELs). The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of the particular conversations with a woman with severe(More)
Several instruments have been developed to monitor nursing students' subjective evaluation of clinical placement. The Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher (CLES+T) evaluation scale measures five dimensions. The purpose of this study was to translate and test the construct validity and internal consistency of the evaluation scale(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the change and continuity in the engagement in life of people with advanced dementia. The idea of meaningful activities is commonly used in nursing research, but few studies have been performed on what makes activities meaningful. This study aims to shed light on the meaning of activities in a life course context,(More)
The point of departure for this article is narrative gerontology's conceptualization of life as storied and the assumption that identity development and meaning making do not cease at any age, but rather continue throughout life. We suggest that if identity construction is considered to be a lifelong project, narrative gerontology would benefit from(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe frequency and characteristics of people with severe dementia who according to care providers, exhibit ELs in a population of those with dementia in institutional care. BACKGROUND There are reports in the literature concerning episodes when the resident unexpectedly says or acts in a way that surprises the care provider(More)
Twenty formal carers employed in three nursing homes narrated 92 episodes of lucidity (ELs) in people with severe dementia. Sixty-two episodes concerned speech, nine concerned actions and 21 episodes concerned both speech and actions. Most ELs were said to occur spontaneously when the patients were acting closely together with a carer who did not make(More)
The Sami people have historically been exposed to severe assimilation processes. The objective of this study was to explore elderly Samis' experiences of health. A total of 19 elderly Sami individuals in Norway were interviewed.This article is a dialogical narrative analysis of the life stories of 3 Sami women. The life stories are perceived as narratives(More)
The aim of this study was twofold: to compare the functional levels of elderly awaiting nursing home placement and nursing home residents, and to compare their nurses' physical and psychological workloads. In Norway, the demand for nursing home placement has increased greatly. Elderly awaiting placement can receive care from home health care services and/or(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to explore the presence of lucidity in a woman with severe dementia during conversations and whether it occurred when conversational partners or the woman with severe dementia initiated the conversation topics about the present, past or future time and whether she was presented with support or demands during the(More)