A collaborative approach to home care delivery for older clients: Perspectives of home care providers

Eloranta, Sini, Welch, Anthony, Arve, Seija, & Routasalo, Pirkko (2010) A collaborative approach to home care delivery for older clients: Perspectives of home care providers. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 24(2), pp. 198-200.

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A collaborative approach to home care (HC) delivery for older clients has taken centre stage (Nies, 2006). In Finland, public home help and home health care services have been combined to form the home care unit, whose goal is to provide a collaborative approach to care delivery through cooperation and sharing of responsibilities. In this model, the general practitioner (GP), home care nurses (HCN) and home help workers (HHW) care for shared clients. GPs and HCNs provide health care, such as monitoring of clients’ health status, and HHWs assist with personal care tasks such as dressing, washing and meal preparation. As the needs of older clients are multiple, collaboration is needed as one professional group cannot take sole responsibility (Nies, 2006). This paper reports on a study undertaken to examine home care unit care providers’ perspectives of the collaborative approach to HC delivery for older clients.

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ID Code: 37698
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: collaboration, home care, older clients, providers
DOI: 10.3109/13561820903078272
ISSN: 1356-1820
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2010 23:43
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:14

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