Communication on Safe Caregiving between Community Nurse Case Managers and Family Caregivers
CitationMacías-Colorado, M.E., Rodríguez-Pérez, M., Rojas-Ocaña, M.J., Teresa-Morales, C.: "Communication on Safe Caregiving between Community Nurse Case Managers and Family Caregivers. Healthcare, 2021, 9, 205. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9020
AbstractDependent elderly individuals are usually cared for at home by untrained family members who are unaware of the risks involved. In this setting, communication on safe caregiving is key. The aim of this study is to describe the factors influencing the process followed by community nurse case managers to provide communication on safe caregiving to family members caring for dependent elderly individuals. A phenomenological study, by focus group, was done in urban healthcare facilities. Key informants were seven community nurses, case managers with more than 12 years’ experience. We did a thematic analysis and we identified the units of meaning to which the most relevant discourses were assigned. The concepts expressed were grouped until subcategories were formed, which were then condensed into categories. Four categories of analysis emerged: communication-related aspects; professional skills of nurse case managers; communication on safety and the caregiving role. To planner interventions, for the prevention of adverse events at home, is essential to consider these aspects: nurses’ professional communication skills, factors inherent to safe caregiving, the characteristics of the home where care is provided, the personal and family circumstances of the caregiver, and whether or not the caregiver’s role has been assumed by the family caregivers.