Person-Centered Care Experience of Nursing Home Workers: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis Study

Eun Young Kim, Sung Ok Chang

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Purpose: To systematically review the qualitative research related to the person-centered care experience of nursing home workers, and synthesize the results to integrate understanding. Methods: Noblit and Hare’s meta-ethnography method was applied. Seven databases were used to search the literature: PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, CINAHL, RISS, National Assembly Library, and Korea Citation Index (KCI). Results: Eight qualitative studies were included for the review. Three themes were synthesized: “Comprehensive understanding of nursing home residents”, “Narrowing the psychological distance with residents”, and “Moving towards the provision of tailored care”. Conclusion: Through this study, it was possible to improve the understanding of person-centered care experienced by nursing home workers. The results of this study suggest a direction for the development of person-centered care in elderly care facilities, and provide evidence for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Korean Gerontological Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb

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  • Nursing homes
  • Nursing staff
  • Patient-centered care
  • Qualitative research
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology


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