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CAN RESIDENT LIFE STORIES HELP NURSING AIDES LEARN ABOUT RESIDENTS? A PILOT STUDY

M.C. Smith, C.M. Kreklewetz

Jour Nursing Home Res 2015;1:81-83

This research investigated the use of resident life stories to help nursing aides learn about nursing home residents. Forty-one nursing aides from seven nursing homes viewed an intake form, read a story about the resident’s background, and watched a video about the resident’s background. Dependent measures included how absorbed/transported they were into the information, how distracted they were while taking in the information, the usefulness and relevance of the information to them in their jobs, and the overall usefulness of each mode of communication. In many cases, the story or video was superior to the regular information form used by nursing homes. Few empirical studies have examined the role of resident life stories to assist nursing aides in caring for residents. Results provide evidence that resident life stories are a useful method for delivering information about the residents to this target group.

CITATION:
M.C. Smith ; C.M. Kreklewetz (2015): CAN RESIDENT LIFE STORIES HELP NURSING AIDES LEARN ABOUT RESIDENTS? A PILOT STUDY. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Science (JNHRS). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jnhrs.2015.16

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