Buy-in from nursing home staff is necessary in order to provide preference-based person-centered care (PCC). This qualitative study examined staff perceptions of factors that promote or hinder staff’s ability to meet resident preferences, as well as reasons why residents change their mind about preferences. Staff identified key facilitators (e.g., in their own approach and behavior) and barriers (e.g., facility policies) to preference fulfillment. Staff believe residents change their preferences depending on the global environment (e.g., weather), social context, and personal characteristics (e.g. health). The study recommends strategies to optimize preference-based PCC by reducing barriers and bolstering facilitators.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4847948/

Funder(s)

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, National Institute of Nursing Research (R21NR011334)

Citation

Abbott, K. M., Heid, A.R., & VanHaitsma, K. (2016). “We can’t provide season tickets to the opera”: Staff perceptions of providing preference based person centered care. Clinical Gerontologist, 39(3), 190-209. doi.org/10.1080/07317115.2016.1151968

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.