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[Factors facilitating or constraining volunteer involvement in community organizations for home support to seniors].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature257208
Source
Can J Aging. 2014 Mar;33(1):15-25
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2014
Author
Julie Castonguay
Aline Vézina
Andrée Sévigny
Author Affiliation
Université de Sherbrooke.
Source
Can J Aging. 2014 Mar;33(1):15-25
Date
Mar-2014
Language
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Female
Frail Elderly
Home Care Services - organization & administration
Home nursing - organization & administration
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Organizations, Nonprofit - organization & administration
Patient satisfaction
Program Evaluation
Quebec
Questionnaires
Volunteers
Abstract
The reality of volunteering in nonprofit organizations who offer services to seniors at home was observed from the viewpoint of two types of actors: volunteers and coordinators. Our results suggest that there are three decisive stages in volunteering: recruitment, realization of volunteer activity, and pursuit of this commitment. For each of them, some factors are more influential than others. Their presence or absence makes possible or not the initiation of this commitment and its pursuit. In this context, a constant negotiation takes place between the actors. Each of them has to adapt himself to others. Nevertheless, this adaptation is limited. So, stability between the position of the organization and that of the volunteer is necessary.
PubMed ID
24398110 View in PubMed
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Families' values and attitudes regarding responsibility for the frail elderly: implications for aging policy.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature166312
Source
J Aging Soc Policy. 2006;18(3-4):59-78
Publication Type
Article
Date
2006
Author
Nancy Guberman
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Michel Fournier
Lise Grenier
Eric Gagnon
Hélène Belleau
Aline Vézina
Author Affiliation
School of Social Work, University of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3P8, Canada. guberman.nancy@uqam.ca
Source
J Aging Soc Policy. 2006;18(3-4):59-78
Date
2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Aging
Attitude
Canada
Cohort Studies
Disabled Persons
Family - psychology
Female
Frail Elderly
Health Services for the Aged - organization & administration
Home Care Services - organization & administration
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Public Policy
Social Values
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This study examines the norms and values associated with care to disabled and frail aging parents, in particular those with regard to the sharing of responsibilities for care between families and formal services, and this within three age cohorts in Quebec, Canada. It is based on a telephone interview of 1,315 people. Factor analysis yielded four factors: (1) family responsibility; (2) uncompromising family obligations; (3) acceptance of services; (4) distrust of services. Analyses of the data indicate that all three age cohorts consider that families have responsibilities for their aging family members, at the same time that they score very high on the acceptance of service scale. This article discusses these seemingly paradoxical results and their implications for aging policy.
PubMed ID
17135095 View in PubMed
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Seniors' views on the use of electronic health records.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature174052
Source
Inform Prim Care. 2005;13(2):125-33
Publication Type
Article
Date
2005
Author
Diane Morin
Andre Tourigny
Daniel Pelletier
Line Robichaud
Luc Mathieu
Aline Vézina
Lucie Bonin
Martin Buteau
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Université Laval, Quebec, Province of Quebec, Canada. diane.morin@fsi.ulaval.ca
Source
Inform Prim Care. 2005;13(2):125-33
Date
2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Attitude to Computers
Computer Security
Confidentiality
Data Collection
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated - organization & administration
Female
Frail Elderly
Humans
Male
Medical Records Systems, Computerized
National Health Programs
Patients - psychology
Quebec
Trust
Abstract
In the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region of the province of Quebec, Canada, an integrated services network has been implemented for frail seniors. It combines three of the best practices in the field of integrated services, namely: single-entry point, case management and personalized care plan. A shared interdisciplinary electronic health record (EHR) system was set up in 1998. A consensus on the relevance of using EHRs is growing in Quebec, in Canada and around the world. However, technology has out-paced interest in the notions of confidentiality, informed consent and the impact perceived by the clientele. This study specifically examines how frail seniors perceive these issues related to an EHR. The conceptual framework is inspired by the DeLone and McLean model whose main attributes are: system quality, information quality, utilisation modes and the impact on organisations and individuals. This last attribute is the focus of this study, which is a descriptive with quantitative and qualitative component. Thirty seniors were surveyed. Positive information they provided falls under three headings: (i) being better informed; (ii) trust and consideration for professionals; and (iii) appreciation of innovation. The opinions of the seniors are generally favourable regarding the use of computers and the EHR in their presence. Improvements in EHR systems for seniors can be encouraged.
PubMed ID
15992497 View in PubMed
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