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Nursing strategies for engaging families of older immigrants hospitalized for end-of-life care: an Australian study

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posted on 2024-06-04, 02:49 authored by MJ Johnstone, Alison HutchinsonAlison Hutchinson, H Rawson, B Redley
BACKGROUND: Engaging with families of older non-English-speaking background (NESB) immigrants hospitalized for end-of-life (EOL) care can be challenging, especially when their cultures, lifeways, and family decision-making processes are unfamiliar to the nurses caring for them. Despite the recognized importance of family engagement when providing EOL care, the issue of ethnic minority family engagement has received little attention in the field. AIM: To explore and describe the strategies nurses use to facilitate engagement with families of older immigrant NESB patients hospitalized for EOL care. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive approach was used. Data were collected via in-depth interviews conducted with 22 registered nurses recruited from 4 Australian health services. FINDINGS: Using thematic analysis processes, 5 key strategies were identified: listening and understanding families, encouraging family members to speak first, dealing with angst, redressing naive views about the dying process, and managing intergenerational differences. Underpinning these strategies was a profound "will to engage" with the families and their cultural worldviews. CONCLUSION: Further cross-cultural comparative research is required to inform evidence-based policies, practice, and education on this issue.

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Journal

Journal of patient experience

Volume

3

Pagination

57-63

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

2374-3735

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2016, The Authors

Issue

3

Publisher

Sage Publications

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