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Perceptions of autonomy in the care of elderly people in five European countries.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186761
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):28-38
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003
Author
P Anne Scott
Maritta Välimäki
Helena Leino-Kilpi
Theo Dassen
Maria Gasull
Chryssoula Lemonidou
Marianne Arndt
Anja Schopp
Riitta Suhonen
Anne Kaljonen
Author Affiliation
University of Stirling, UK.
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):28-38
Date
Jan-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged - psychology
Attitude of Health Personnel - ethnology
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Female
Finland
Geriatric Nursing - standards
Germany
Greece
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Staff - psychology
Patient Participation
Personal Autonomy
Questionnaires
Scotland
Spain
Abstract
The focus of this article is perceptions of elderly patients and nurses regarding patients' autonomy in nursing practice. Autonomy is empirically defined as having two components: information received/given as a prerequisite and decision making as the action. The results indicated differences between staff and patient perceptions of patient autonomy for both components in all five countries in which this survey was conducted. There were also differences between countries in the perceptions of patients and nurses regarding the frequency with which patients received information from nursing staff or were offered opportunities to make decisions. This is the second of a set of five articles published together in this issue of Nursing Ethics in which the results of this comparative research project are presented.
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12572758 View in PubMed
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Perceptions of autonomy, privacy and informed consent in the care of elderly people in five European countries: comparison and implications for the future.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186758
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):58-66
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003
Author
Helena Leino-Kilpi
Maritta Välimäki
Theo Dassen
Maria Gasull
Chryssoula Lemonidou
P Anne Scott
Anja Schopp
Marianne Arndt
Anne Kaljonen
Author Affiliation
Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland. Helena.Leino-Kilpi@utu.fi
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):58-66
Date
Jan-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged - psychology
Attitude of Health Personnel - ethnology
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Female
Finland
Forecasting
Geriatric Nursing - standards - trends
Germany
Greece
Humans
Informed Consent - standards
Male
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Staff - psychology
Personal Autonomy
Privacy - psychology
Scotland
Spain
Abstract
This article discusses nurses' and elderly patients' perceptions of the realization of autonomy, privacy and informed consent in five European countries. Comparisons between the concepts and the countries indicated that both nurses and patients gave the highest ratings to privacy and the lowest to informed consent. There were differences between countries. According to the patient data, autonomy is best realized in Spain, privacy in the UK (Scotland), and informed consent in Finland. For the staff data, the best results tended to concentrate in the UK. The conceptual and methodological limitations of the study are identified and discussed. Implications of the results are divided into three areas: nursing practice, education and research. In practice, the analysis of patients' values and the ethical sensitivity of nurses are important as part of ethically good care. In nurse education, students should learn to recognize ethical problems, generally and particularly, among vulnerable groups of patients. Multicultural international research is needed in this area. This is the last of a set of five articles published together in this issue of Nursing Ethics in which the results of this comparative research project are presented.
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12572761 View in PubMed
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Perceptions of autonomy, privacy and informed consent in the care of elderly people in five European countries: general overview.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186762
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):18-27
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003
Author
Helena Leino-Kilpi
Maritta Välimäki
Theo Dassen
Maria Gasull
Chryssoula Lemonidou
Anja Schopp
P Anne Scott
Marianne Arndt
Anne Kaljonen
Author Affiliation
Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland. Helena.Leino-Kilpi@utu.fi
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):18-27
Date
Jan-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged - psychology
Attitude of Health Personnel - ethnology
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Ethics, Nursing
Female
Finland
Geriatric Nursing - standards
Germany
Greece
Humans
Informed consent
Male
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Staff - education - psychology
Personal Autonomy
Privacy
Questionnaires
Scotland
Spain
Abstract
Ethical issues in the care of elderly people have been identified in many countries. We report the findings of a comparative research project funded by the European Commission, which took place between 1998 and 2001. The project explored the issues of autonomy (part I), privacy (part II) and informed consent (part III) in nursing practice. Data were collected from elderly residents/patients (n = 573) and nursing staff (n = 887) in five European countries: Finland, Spain, Greece, Germany and the UK (Scotland). Questionnaires were used as the data collection tool (self-completion questionnaires for staff, structured interviews for the elderly participants). Four basic nursing interventions in the care of elderly people were targeted: hygiene, fluid intake and nutrition, medication, and elimination. The data were analysed statistically. The results indicated differences within all five countries between staff and patient perceptions of autonomy, privacy and informed consent. There were also similar differences between individual countries. Conclusions were reached concerning practice, education and research. This is the first of a set of five articles published together in this issue of Nursing Ethics in which the results of this comparative research project are presented.
PubMed ID
12572757 View in PubMed
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Perceptions of informed consent in the care of elderly people in five European countries.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186759
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):48-57
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003
Author
Anja Schopp
Maritta Välimäki
Helena Leino-Kilpi
Theo Dassen
Maria Gasull
Chryssoula Lemonidou
P Anne Scott
Marianne Arndt
Anne Kaljonen
Author Affiliation
Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany.
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):48-57
Date
Jan-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Adult
Age Factors
Aged - psychology
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude of Health Personnel - ethnology
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Female
Finland
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatric Nursing - standards
Germany
Greece
Humans
Informed Consent - standards
Male
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Staff - psychology
Scotland
Spain
Abstract
The focus of this article is on elderly patients' and nursing staff perceptions of informed consent in the care of elderly patients/residents in five European countries. The results suggest that patients and nurses differ in their views on how informed consent is implemented. Among elderly patients the highest frequency for securing informed consent was reported in Finland; the lowest was in Germany. In contrast, among nurses, the highest frequency was reported in the UK (Scotland) and the lowest in Finland. In a comparison of patients' and nurses' perceptions, nurses had more positive views than patients in all countries except Finland. Patients with less need for nursing interventions in Greece and Spain gave their consent less often. The German and Greek patients were older, and the results also point to an association between this and their lower frequency of giving consent. In Spain, patients who were married or who had a family member or friend to look after their personal affairs were more likely to be included in the group whose consent was sought less often. This is the fourth of a set of five articles published together in this issue of Nursing Ethics in which the results of this comparative research project are presented.
PubMed ID
12572760 View in PubMed
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Perceptions of privacy in the care of elderly people in five European countries.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186760
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):39-47
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003
Author
Anja Schopp
Helena Leino-Kilpi
Maritta Välimäki
Theo Dassen
Maria Gasull
Chryssoula Lemonidou
P Anne Scott
Marianne Arndt
Anne Kaljonen
Author Affiliation
Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany.
Source
Nurs Ethics. 2003 Jan;10(1):39-47
Date
Jan-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Adult
Aged - psychology
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude of Health Personnel - ethnology
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Female
Finland
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatric Nursing - standards
Germany
Greece
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Staff - psychology
Privacy - psychology
Questionnaires
Scotland
Spain
Abstract
The focus of this article is on elderly patients' and nursing staff perceptions of privacy in the care of elderly patients/residents in five European countries. Privacy includes physical, social and informational elements. The results show that perceptions of privacy were strongest in the UK (Scotland) and weakest in Greece. Country comparisons revealed statistically significant differences between the perceptions of elderly patients and also between those of nurses working in the same ward or long-term care facility. Perceptions of privacy by patients and their nursing staff were quite similar in Finland, Germany and the UK. In contrast, in Greece and Spain these perceptions were different: nurses believed that they took account of their patients' privacy needs more often than the patients themselves felt this was the case. Among Spanish and UK patients, an association was found between lower levels of independence and comparatively less positive perceptions of privacy. No associations were established between nurses' perceptions and their demographic factors. This is the third of a set of five articles published together in this issue of Nursing Ethics in which the results of this comparative research project are presented.
PubMed ID
12572759 View in PubMed
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