Facilitating the use of personal safety alerting device with older adults: The views, experiences and roles of relatives and health care professionals

Thilo, Friederike J.S.; Hahn, Sabine; Halfens, Ruud JG; Heckemann, Birgit; Schols, Jos MGA (2021). Facilitating the use of personal safety alerting device with older adults: The views, experiences and roles of relatives and health care professionals Geriatric Nursing, 42(4), pp. 935-942. Elsevier 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.05.005

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To explore relatives', community nurses' and general practitioners' perspectives and experiences in promoting Personal Safety Alerting Device (PSAD) use among community-dwelling older adults, we applied a qualitative study design. Altogether 15 focus groups and 11 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data-analysis followed the Qualitative Analysis Guide of Leuven. PSAD use was considered to be complex. Relatives and health care professionals are involved in a negotiation process comprising three phases: A) waiting for a critical event in the older adult's everyday life; B) introducing the idea of a PSAD; C) deciding on and supporting PSAD use. In conclusion, the actors involved in PSAD use should be aware of the negotiation process, which is complex, dynamic, iterative and needs time. While nurses play a crucial role, they lack sufficient knowledge for comprehensive PSAD counselling. The negotiation process could serve as an example for other technologies in the context of aging in place.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Nursing
School of Health Professions > Nursing > Field of Innovation - Technology and Health

Name:

Thilo, Friederike J.S.;
Hahn, Sabine0000-0002-2697-2014;
Halfens, Ruud JG;
Heckemann, Birgit and
Schols, Jos MGA

ISSN:

0197-4572

ISBN:

1528-3984 (Electronic) 0197-4572 (Linking)

Publisher:

Elsevier

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] AIDE-MOI II / 2015-997-952-260

Language:

English

Submitter:

Luca Federico

Date Deposited:

19 Jan 2022 11:42

Last Modified:

19 Jan 2022 11:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.05.005

PubMed ID:

34130125

Additional Information:

Notes: Thilo, Friederike Js Hahn, Sabine Halfens, Ruud Jg Heckemann, Birgit Schols, Jos Mga eng Geriatr Nurs. 2021 Jul-Aug;42(4):935-942. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.05.005. Epub 2021 Jun 12. Custom 1: 2021/06/16 Date: 2021

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Falls Home and community-based care services Technology, Independence

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.16256

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/16256

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