Unsatisfied basic needs of older patients in emergency care environments - obstacles to an active role in decision making.

@article{Nydn2003UnsatisfiedBN,
  title={Unsatisfied basic needs of older patients in emergency care environments - obstacles to an active role in decision making.},
  author={Kristoffer Nyd{\'e}n and Martin Petersson and Maria E Stigsdotter Nystr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={268-74}
}
Little attention is paid in Emergency Care Units (ECUs) in Sweden to the special needs of older people. The aim of this study was thus to analyse older people's basic needs in the emergency care environment. The study was carried out with a life-world interpretative approach, and the theoretical framework for interpretation was Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation and personality. Seven informants aged between 65 and 88 years, with various experiences of being patients with urgent as well as… CONTINUE READING