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Older women, medication use and nursing care

Watson, Jennifer M., Mitchell, Trish, DeCrespigny, Charlotte, Grbic, Carol and Biggins, Annie (1998). Older women, medication use and nursing care. International Journal of Nursing Practice,4(3):189-196.

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Title Older women, medication use and nursing care
Author Watson, Jennifer M.
Mitchell, Trish
DeCrespigny, Charlotte
Grbic, Carol
Biggins, Annie
Journal Name International Journal of Nursing Practice
Publication Date 1998
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1322-7114   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0032153014
Start Page 189
End Page 196
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research 111001 - Aged Care Nursing
Abstract The purpose of this study is to listen to and interpret the experiences of independent older women in the community regarding their medication use. Their experiences were examined regarding medication information, sources of information, types of medication used, relationships with health care professionals and social support systems. The techniques used for data collection included guided qualitative semistructured interviews based on the principle of empowerment and notions of ideal and nonhierarchical communication. The emergent themes show that for these older women general practitioners were important in their medication experiences. Whilst trusted as carers in the acute care setting, registered nurses did not play a role in the medication experiences of these older women. Registered nurses are perceived as ‘traditional carers’ associated with medical and acute care settings. Although medication issues emerged that ideally required attention, the older women in this study generally perceived themselves to be capable of actively managing their health and medication use.
Keywords Drugs
Nursing care
Older women
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