Stepping across the line: information sharing, truth telling, and the role of the personal carer in the Australian nursing home.

@article{Tuckett2007SteppingAT,
  title={Stepping across the line: information sharing, truth telling, and the role of the personal carer in the Australian nursing home.},
  author={Anthony G Tuckett},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={489-500}
}
The author draws on an Australian study using multiple qualitative methods to investigate truth telling in aged care. Thematic analysis of data from five nursing homes involving 23 personal care assistants revealed participants' role understanding as influencing their perceptions about truth telling in practice. Five themes emerged: role as the happy comfort carer, division of labor, division of disclosure, role tension and frustration, and managing the division of disclosure. Role emphasis on… CONTINUE READING

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