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Self-determination and older people - a concept analysis

Författare och institution:
Christina Ekelund (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi); Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi); Kajsa Eklund (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi)
Publicerad i:
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 21 ( 2 ) s. 116-124
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Background: Self-determination has emerged as an important concept within health care, used to emphasize clients' control and independence as they participate in rehabilitation. To strengthen clients' self-determination is a central aim in occupational therapy. However, there is a lack of a clear definition of self-determination concerning community-dwelling older people. The definition should be flexible in different contexts, such as cultural. Objective: To define and clarify the concept of self-determination in relation to community-dwelling frail older people. Method: Walker & Avant's analysis procedure was carried out to identify textual attributes to the concept of self-determination, supplemented by a content analysis of 21 articles that were used to define and further justify the textual attributes. Results: Self-determination was used in diverse contexts for community-dwelling older people, concerning: decision-making in everyday life, professionals' views, health, and legal/ethical rights. Different textual attributes were identified, to propose a conceptual definition of self-determination in relation to community-dwelling frail older people: A process in which a person has control and legal/ethical rights, and has the knowledge and ability to make a decision of his/her own free choice. Principal conclusion: This concept analysis has contributed to clarifying the concept for the convenience of research with community-dwelling frail older people.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Annan medicin och hälsovetenskap ->
Gerontologi, medicinsk/hälsovetenskaplig inriktning
research, occupational therapy, definition, decisional autonomy
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2013-12-23 09:40
Posten ändrad:
2014-04-15 10:23

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