Residents’ perceptions of relocating from one long-term setting to another
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Residents’ perceptions of relocating from one long-term setting to another

Lynda Murphy Clinical nurse manager, St Patrick’s Hospital/Marymount Hospice, Curraheen, Cork, Ireland
Geraldine McCarthy Emeritus professor, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland
Nicola Cornally Lecturer, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland

The issues important to older people moving to a new facility are investigated by Lynda Murphy and colleagues

Aim To investigate older people’s perceptions of a planned relocation from one long-term care facility in an older building to another modern setting almost 10km away.

Method A qualitative descriptive design was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight residents. Manifest content analysis was used to analyse the data.

Findings Three major themes were identified: information required, desirability and continuity. Emerging subthemes were also described and these included aspects of knowing and relationship issues.

Conclusion By understanding residents’ perspectives a more person-centred approach can be taken to reduce the negative impact of the transition from one care setting to another.

Nursing Older People. 25, 1, 24-29. doi: 10.7748/nop2013.01.25.1.24.s9511

Correspondence

n.cornally@ucc.ie

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 04 September 2012

Accepted: 20 September 2012