Project Details

Description

The Fundamentals of Care Framework outlines what the provision of safe and high-quality fundamental care requires in any healthcare setting and for any care recipient. Studies underline that integrating the framework in nurses’ work in acute care settings supports a critical reflection on nursing care. Although there is also a need to provide safe and high-quality care in home care settings, the framework has only to a limited extend been embedded in this setting. For the framework to be perceived as supportive for home-care nurses’ work it has to mirror their perceptions of what nursing care is and requires. Therefore, it is imperative to explore if and how the Fundamentals of Care framework mirrors nursing care in home-care settings.
Aim
To explore home-care nurses’ perceptions of if and how the Fundamentals of Care framework mirrors their practice.
Methods
A descriptive explorative design is applied. To achieve diversity in data, participants are experienced home care nurses from different home care settings in urban and rural areas in Denmark. Data are collected by focus groups inspired by Morgan. Five focus groups with six home care nurses in each are planned to generate discussions around if and how the Fundamentals of care framework mirrors home care nursing. A thematic analysis inspired by Braun and Clarke is conducted and findings are discussed with the Fundamentals of Care framework.
Perspectives
Knowledge on if and how the FoC framework mirrors care provided in a home care setting provides knowledge on how the framework may be useful in home-care nurses’ work to reinforce and support the provision of safe and high-quality fundamental care. Furthermore, the results deliver input into the ongoing refinement of the Fundamentals of Care framework.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/11/2331/12/25

Collaborative partners

  • Aarhus Univeristy Hospital (Project partner)
  • Aalborg University (Project partner)
  • Forskningsenhed for Klinisk Sygepleje (Project partner)
  • Sygeplejerskeuddannelsen i Aalborg (lead)