Transition in care: family carers' experience of nursing home placement.

  title={Transition in care: family carers' experience of nursing home placement.},
  author={Ursula M. Kellett},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={29 6},
This paper explores families' experience of nursing home placement, which emerged as a significant aspect of a larger hermeneutic phenomenological study of family caring in nursing homes. Hermeneutic analysis of 14 family carers' stories of nursing home placement uncovered five shared meanings: experiencing a loss of control; being disempowered; feeling guilt, sadness and relief simultaneously; possessing a sense of failure; and having to make a forced and negative choice. Discussion of the… CONTINUE READING

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