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Life-story work in long-term care facilities for older people: an integrative review

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Show simple item record Doran, Caroline Noonan, Maria Doody, Owen 2019-03-13T14:41:39Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 15/11/2019
dc.description.abstract Aim To systematically review the literature regarding the experience of older people, families and staff using life‐story work in residential care facilities for older people. Background Life‐story work has been promoted as an approach to enhance care provided and involves collecting memories and moments that are important to the person assisting them to regain their sense of self. Design An integrative review utilising the PRISMA reporting guidelines where seven databases, Scopus, EMBASE, CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsychInfo, PsychARTICLES, and Cochrane, were searched within the timeframe; 1 January 2006 to 14 March 2016. Data were reviewed using Whittemore and Knalf's (Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2005, 52:546) methodological approach for integrative reviews. Analysis was conducted utilising Braun and Clarke's (Qualitative Research in Psychology, 2006, 3:77) six phases to identify, analyse and record themes within the data. Results Thirteen articles were reviewed, and the review found that life‐story work has been introduced using a range of different approaches, with no common approach. Thematic analysis identified two: maintaining identity and building and maintaining relationships. Conclusion The review extends the current evidence on the experience of using life‐story work in long‐term aged care facilities for older people. Life‐story work has the potential to enhance person‐centred care in long‐term care. However, improving the process of implementation of life‐story work will require education, time and resources and a commitment from service providers and managers. Relevance to clinical practice Staff who undertake life‐story work with residents need to be equipped with the skills to recognise and manage the challenges and issues that may potentially arise. Further research into the successful implementation of life‐story work and how it can be resourced is required en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Clinical Nursing;28 (7-8), pp. 1070-1084
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: "Life-story work in long-term care facilities for older people: An integrative review" Doran, Caroline, Noonan, Marie, Doody, Owen, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2019, 28 (7-8), pp.1070-1084 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.subject life en_US
dc.subject life story en_US
dc.subject long-term care en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject older person en_US
dc.subject residential care en_US
dc.title Life-story work in long-term care facilities for older people: an integrative review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jocn.14718 2019-11-15
dc.embargo.terms 2019-11-15 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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