Development of an Autobiographical Group Work Process for Use with Oriented Nursing Home Residents

Development of an Autobiographical Group Work Process for Use with Oriented Nursing Home Residents

by Phyllis A. Hay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773470530

ISBN-13: 9780773470538

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The

Hay (social work, Alvernia College, Reading, Pennsylvania) brings her education in gerontology, her professional social work in nursing homes, and her interest in conducting research to bear on life issues related to older adults living in nursing homes who are alert, oriented, and plan to live the rest of their lives in a nursing facility. She tests and adds to the

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Hay (social work, Alvernia College, Reading, Pennsylvania) brings her education in gerontology, her professional social work in nursing homes, and her interest in conducting research to bear on life issues related to older adults living in nursing homes who are alert, oriented, and plan to live the rest of their lives in a nursing facility. She tests and adds to the literature showing that reminiscing is good for older adults. Her study differed from others by encouraging residents to reminisce both by writing about their lives, and by presenting what they wrote during weekly autobiography group meetings; and by allowing group members to make decisions on such matters as what day to meet, the color of their folders, and topics to write about. The text is double spaced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773470538
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Studies in Health and Human Services
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196

Table of Contents

Forewordi
Prefaceiii
Acknowledgementsvii
I.Introduction1
Problem Described2
Significance of the Study6
II.Literature Review15
Nursing Home Residents15
Group Work17
The Study24
Conceptual Framework27
The Nursing Home Environment27
Goffman Total Institutions27
Parsons' Role of a Patient38
Implications of Goffman and Parsons' Conceptualizations40
III.Method55
Developmental Research55
Research Hypotheses55
Model Development56
Guided Autobiography57
Description of the Group Work Model57
Outcome Variables71
Self-Esteem71
Social Activity71
Dependency72
Attendance Level72
Satisfaction72
Research Site72
Design72
Sampling73
Demographic and Outcome Variables - Statistical Comparisons74
Subjects77
Data Collection78
Data Analysis81
Threats to Validity85
IV.Results91
Self-Esteem91
Social Activity93
Dependency (ADL's)97
Satisfaction100
Guided Autobiography Attendance101
Correlation101
V.Discussion and Recommendations107
Unanticipated Responses to the Study115
Implications for Practice, Policy, and Research117
Recommendations124
Appendix129
Bibliography157
Index170

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