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Clients' initiatives and caregivers' responses in the organizational dynamics of care delivery.

PMID: 24265102 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1177/1049732313514138 (read at publisher's website )

Anu Kajamaa, Angelique Hilli,

Our aim with this article is to develop a typology for the analysis of client-caregiver encounters in health care. We first observed client-caregiver interactions in the homes of home care clients and during the care processes of surgical patients. We then conducted a data-driven analysis to identify the clients' initiatives and the degree of engagement in the responses they received. The clients shaped their care by commenting on, questioning, ensuring, and enriching their care. The responses from the caregivers consisted of neutral acceptance, disregard, and shared expansive development of the clients' initiatives. The typology developed from these will be a tool to widen our understanding of the complex interactions in care delivery and of the different conceptualizations of care that actors hold. In future studies this typology will help in the analysis of the organizational dynamics of health care delivery.

Qual Health Res (Qualitative health research)
[2014, 24(1):18-32]

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