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The carers of hospital in the home patients focus on clinical processes, procedures and the prediction of deterioration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11249395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to explore the psychological processes and information needs in a group of 78 Hospital-in-the-Home (HITH) carers, randomly selected from two university teaching hospital HITH programs in Melbourne. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and explored with a computerised lexical thematic content analysis program. The results revealed that psychological themes of carers were mainly related to HITH clinical processes, procedures and the prediction of complications or deterioration of the patient. Carers indicated that they needed further information on the patients' clinical conditions, emergency procedures and how to detect deterioration. The implication for HITH nurses is that information provided to HITH carers should at least include these topics. The information needs of HITH carers appear to be different to those of the carers of individuals with chronic illness, consequently, nurses need to develop very specific patient and carer information materials for the HITH setting.
N Santamaria; M McKenzie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0813-0531     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust J Adv Nurs     Publication Date:    2000 Jun-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-15     Completed Date:  2001-04-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409358     Medline TA:  Aust J Adv Nurs     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-20     Citation Subset:  N    
Ambulatory and Community Services, Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease / nursing
Community Health Nursing / methods*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Home Care Services*
Middle Aged
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Staff / psychology*

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