Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing
Dr. Carol McWilliam
Dr. Cathy Ward-Griffin
The purpose o f this study was to acquire an in-depth understanding o f the meaning o f the
client-nurse relationship for seniors with chronic disease receiving in-home care. In this phenomenological study, eight participants aged 65 to 86 years, were purposefully selected from the SW-CCAC in London, Ontario. Narrative data were collected through audio-taped, in-depth interviews using a semi-structured interview guide. The analysis and interpretation of the interviews revealed that the meaning of the client-nurse relationship for these seniors encompassed two patterns: having comfort and being connected within this relationship. These two patterns of the meaning of the client-nurse relationship were contextualized by being a senior with chronic disease and socially constructed through the relational experience of enacting a positive relationship. Although further research is needed, the insights gained add to what is known about the theory and practice of relational health promotion for seniors living with chronic disease receiving in-home care.
Turpin, Liza, "THE MEANING OF THE CLIENT-NURSE RELATIONSHIP FOR SENIOR HOME CARE CLIENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASE" (2011). Digitized Theses. 3578.