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ERIC Number: EJ1075391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Nurses' Learning Experiences with the Kinaesthetics Care Concept Training in a Nursing Home: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
Fringer, André; Huth, Martina; Hantikainen, Virpi
Educational Gerontology, v41 n12 p888-902 2015
In geriatric care, movement support skills of nurses are often limited, resulting in unnecessary functional decline of older adult residents and physical strain of nurses. Kinaesthetics training aims to improve movement competences of nurses and residents. The aim of this qualitative descriptive study is to describe nursing teams' experience with regard to kinaesthetics training and to characterize the process of learning. In our study, we used qualitative focus groups interviews. An interview was conducted with group size of n = 15, n = 7, and n = 10 geriatric nurses in three participating care wards. Interviews were conducted 6 months after completing the basic training and each session lasted an average of 79 minutes. The study was approved by an ethics committee. Our findings show that kinaesthetics training led to processual collaborative learning and positively influenced residents' self-reliance, quality of life, and satisfaction. Acquired skills for movement support fostered a more individual, nonbiased interaction with residents. Collaborative learning processes changed group dynamics and improved communication styles within residents and within the team. Based on the findings of this study, older adult residents and nurses can benefit equally from a sustainable implementation of the kinaesthetics concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
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