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Active Care In Practice: Long-Term Experiences From An Education Programme

Authors Ververda J, Hauge S

Received 17 June 2019

Accepted for publication 20 September 2019

Published 29 October 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 871—879

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S219775

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


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Janet Ververda, Solveig Hauge

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway, Porsgrunn, Norway

Correspondence: Janet Ververda
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway, Postboks 235, Kongsberg, Porsgrunn 3603, Norway
Tel +47 35 57 54 24
Email janet.ververda@usn.no

Purpose: To explore whether the Active Care education programme has influenced the participants in practice over time and if so how.
Method and material: A hermeneutic explorative approach. Semi-structured focus group interviews and individual interviews with participants from the education programme from 2014 to 2015. Participants came from different areas in care and had different professional backgrounds. Systematic text condensation analysis based on Malterud.
Results: The Active Care programme has given the participants new knowledge that motivated, inspired and gave them power to change their practice. The new knowledge seems to give resonance in their basic values and strengthens their understanding of the importance of the users’ basic needs and right to be empowered.
Conclusion: Active teaching methods that appeal to participants help to understand and expand carers’ repertoire and increases professionalism across professions and positions. Structural factors need to be addressed to meet the goal of integrated person-centered services.

Keywords: healthy ageing, person centered care, empowerment, professionalism


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