Implication d'une infirmière agente locale de changement pour faciliter l'implantation d'un programme d'interventions de soins palliatifs dans la démence en CHSLD : une étude de cas

Authors: Misson, Lucie
Advisor: Desbiens, Jean-François
Abstract: The involvement of a local change agent nurse (LCAN) can facilitate the implementation of a multidisciplinary and multidimensional palliative care intervention program (MMPCIP) for patients with advanced dementia in a long-term care centre (LTCC). The integrated version of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (i-PARIHS) framework was used in a single-case study design aiming to identify the different characteristics of the LCAN and activities she performed to facilitate the implementation of the program, as well as the elements promoting and limiting this implementation. The use of the i-PARIHS framework also enabled identification of contextual elements that promoted or limited this implementation. The study was conducted in four different care units within the same LTCC. Data was collected through individual (n=3) and group interviews (n=5), with the LCAN, health professional, managers and volunteers, a 15-month direct and participatory observation period and review of official documentation. Results suggest that the LCAN’s credibility, personal qualities including authenticity, respect, accessibility and enthusiasm, as well as her skills in project management, communication and the empowerment of caregiving staff were instrumental in facilitating the implementation of the palliative care intervention program. Of the activities organized by the LCAN, those enabling the involvement of nurses, nursing assistants and nursing aides through regular consultation and participation in the decision process were particularly critical in facilitating implementation Elements that promoted the implementation included the alignment of the program with the stakeholders’ values and needs, and strong support from management, while limiting factors included a lack of qualified personnel, nurses being restricted in their role by an overload of clerical and administrative tasks, and the presence of a single LCAN
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 23 May 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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