Person-centered communication with older persons

The aging of the population is a worldwide challenge. In 2050, 30 per cent of the population will be above 65 years and about 11 per cent will be over 80. This will heavily impact the need for health care services.
The project will enhance educational research relevant for the field of person centered home care and thereby contribute to research based education and increased competence in community-based health care.
The aim is 1. To identify current competences in person centered communication with older persons in experienced nurses working in municipality based home care, and 2. To examine if (feedback)training in person centered communication using simulated care situations can improve person-centered communication with elders.
Home care staff audio-record their daily tasks with elders. The recordings will be analyzed to gain insight into the communication challenges and are used for developing the training.
The first results are expected in 2015.
Faculty of Health Sciences,Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Drammen, Noorwegen
In this project we work together with
Buskerud and Vestfold University College: Prof. Hilde Eide
University of Ørebro: Prof. Inger Holmstrøm