Truth-telling in aged care: A qualitative study

Tuckett, Anthony G. (2005). Truth-telling in aged care: A qualitative study. In: Lynne Parkinson, 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology Abstracts. AAG 2005: 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (A18-A18). 9-11 November 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2005.00130.x


Author Tuckett, Anthony G.
Title of paper Truth-telling in aged care: A qualitative study
Conference name AAG 2005: 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology
Conference location Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 9-11 November 2005
Proceedings title 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology Abstracts   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2005.00130.x
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Editor Lynne Parkinson
Volume 24
Issue Supp. s2
Start page A18
End page A18
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Purpose of the study: This qualitative study explored the meaning of truth-telling in the care provider-resident dyad in high-level (nursing home) aged-care.

Findings: It was determined that the link between truth-telling and the nature of the care provider-resident (and residents’ families) relationship is that both personal carers and nurses in this study premise their understanding of truth disclosure on knowing a resident’s (and resident’s family’s) capacity for coping with the truth and therefore catering for the resident’s or family’s best interests. Additionally, the perceptions both carers and nurses have about their own and each other’s role – how they describe themselves for example as ‘hands-on’ carer and ‘happy good nurse’ has implications for the way disclosure operates and is described. Furthermore, how the care providers give meaning to and come to understand the care circumstance – residency, how they describe residency as ‘Home away from Home’ (and what this means), as a place of little time and a plethora of situations have implications for the operation of truth-telling as a whole.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Perspectives on Residential Aged Care" as Abstract #51.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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