Factors Supporting the Elderly with Difficulty in Walking Independently for the Life-fulfillment of Long-term Care Health Facility Residents: An Analysis of Their Life Stories Takako Kobara 1 , Yukari Hattori 2 1Asahikawa Medical University Hospital 2Asahikawa Medical University Keyword: 高齢者 , 介護老人保健施設 , 自力歩行困難 , スピリチュアリティ , ライフストーリー , elderly , long-term care health facilities , difficulty in walking in independently , spirituality , life story pp.38-49
Published Date 2016/7/31
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 This study aimed to clarify the significance of life for the elderly with difficulty in walking independently, their purposes in life, and factors supporting their life-fulfillment. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 long-term care health facility residents to extract their life stories, and create narrative records. The narrative records were qualitatively and functionally analyzed, and classified into 5 categories and 6 sub-categories: in addition to <satisfaction after efforts>, <past, present, and future interpersonal relationships>, and <life as a gift and an opportunity to learn its significance>, representing the spirituality of elderly community residents, <wishing to make my own decisions>, and <now is the best time of my life> were extracted. Listening to the elderly living in long-term care health facilities, focusing on the significance and purpose of life, as well as factors contributing to life-fulfillment, may enable them to develop self-insight, and improve the quality of nursing, and it may be necessary to provide care from such a perspective.

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