Research has not fully examined barriers to the delivery of nursing home (NH) care that honors everyday health care preferences. This qualitative study identified barriers and dependencies that NH residents associate with preferences for seeking mental health services, choosing medical providers, and choosing individuals involved in care discussions. For these preferences, residents cited barriers and dependencies in three domains: within-person, facility environment, and social environment. They also reported a range of situational dependencies related to participating in mental health care. The study recommends improvements in organizational practice and policies that promote person-centered care.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26716460

Funder(s)

National Institute of Nursing Research

Citation

Bangerter, L. R., Abbott, K., Heid, A. R., Klumpp, R. E., & VanHaitsma, K. (2016). Health care preferences among nursing home residents: Perceived barriers and situational dependencies to person-centered care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42(2), 11-16. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20151218-02.

Team Members as Authors

Members of the the PELI Team who contributed to this publication.

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor, Scripps Research Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D.

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Director, Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care

Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D.