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dc.contributor.authorNordström, Karin-
dc.contributor.authorWangmo, Tenzin-
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-12T15:00:03Z-
dc.date.available2021-03-12T15:00:03Z-
dc.date.issued2018-12-01-
dc.identifier.issn0969-7330de_CH
dc.identifier.issn1477-0989de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/21984-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Neglect and abuse of elders in care institutions is a recurring issue in the media. Elders in care institutions are vulnerable due to their physical, cognitive, and verbal limitations. Such vulnerabilities may make them more susceptible to mistreatment by caregivers on whom they are heavily dependent. Objectives: The goal was to understand caregivers’ concerns about ensuring correct and proper treatment, as well as their experiences with neglect and abuse of older patients. This article examines resources and challenges of professional ethics within the care setting. Research design: A study was conducted to explore the quality of care provided to older patients in nursing homes, geriatrics institutions, and ambulant care in the northwest region of Switzerland. Participants and research context: A total of 23 semi-structured interviews were conducted with nursing staff of varying experience levels. Ethical considerations: Ethical approval was granted by the competent regional ethics commission, Ethikkomission Nordwest-und Zentralschweiz EKNZ [Ethics Commission Northwest and Central Switzerland] (2014-015). Findings: Three themes emerged from our data analysis: professional identity, professional context, and professional relationships. Our findings indicate mutual vulnerabilities within these three themes, characterizing the interactions between nursing staff and older patients. Study participants believe that incidences of error, neglect, and abuse are consequences of their own vulnerability since they are not able to meet the demands of an overstraining work situation. Discussion: Different aspects of this mutual vulnerability are described and critically discussed as challenges for professional ethics. Conclusion: Early education, continuous training as well as better management and response from the institution are necessary to maintain professionalism while handling mutual vulnerabilities.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherSagede_CH
dc.relation.ispartofNursing Ethicsde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectAbusede_CH
dc.subjectCare of eldersde_CH
dc.subjectNeglectde_CH
dc.subjectNursing staffde_CH
dc.subjectProfessional ethicsde_CH
dc.subjectVulnerabilityde_CH
dc.subject.ddc305: Personengruppen (Alter, Herkunft, Geschlecht, Einkommen)de_CH
dc.subject.ddc362: Gesundheits- und Sozialdienstede_CH
dc.titleCaring for elder patients : mutual vulnerabilities in professional ethicsde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementGesundheitde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Public Health (IPH)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0969733016684548de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue8de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawNode_CH
zhaw.pages.end1016de_CH
zhaw.pages.start1004de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume25de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.author.additionalNode_CH
zhaw.display.portraitYesde_CH
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