'The same care providers over time who make individual adjustments and have competence' older South Sami people in Sweden's expectations of home nursing care
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Original versionNess, T. M., Söderberg, S. & Hellzén, O. (2020). 'The same care providers over time who make individual adjustments and have competence' older South Sami people in Sweden's expectations of home nursing care. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 34(1), 181-189. doi: 10.1111/scs.12719
This study is part of a larger research project designed to examine the view of home nursing care from the perspective of older South Sami people in Sweden. In the present study, we present findings from the point of view of their expectations of home nursing care. The Sami are an indigenous population living in northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula, and consist of different Sami people, of which the South Sami population is one. This population consists of approximately 2000 persons living in the central regions of Sweden and Norway. Fifty‐six older South Sami people participated in the study. Semi‐structured interviews were conducted over the telephone and were analysed using latent content analysis. The main findings show how older South Sami people's expectation for home nursing care contains the same care providers over time, individual adjustments and competent care providers and do not differ from the general Swedish population. Interpersonal interaction is a hallmark of nursing care and other healthcare disciplines. Ideally, interpersonal care is achieved when individual care providers have few care receivers, which promote continuity in care, individual adjustments based on the care receivers individual needs and care providers with professional and relational competence.