Project A2.2:

Nursing care in disadvantaged regions – A users’ perspective

Project Leader:
Prof. Dr. Norbert Seidl

Associate Researcher:
Eva Trompetter

 

Funding:
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF)

Time Scale:
01.01.2014 to 31.12.2016

Outline:
This project focuses on care needs in rural areas of North Rhine-Westphalia with major emphasis on the users’ view. The situation of people in need of care and their caring family members will be highlighted. Deeper insights into their everyday life and their experiences with nursing care will be pointed out. The findings will serve further development of user-centred nursing care in rural areas.

Background and Objective:
Due to demographic changes, health care systems are facing an increasing proportion of people in need of care. The growing need of nursing care will notably affect rural areas and increase in the coming decades. The German health care system provides different services to support people in need of care and their caring family members. But only a few people claim these services. In this context scientists complain about the little attention paid to the users view and needs.

At the present time there is little knowledge about the users’ view on nursing care in rural areas and how this care can be maintained or improved in a user-centred way. Therefore the project aims at creating an appropriate methodological basis for the development of user-centred nursing care services and structures in rural areas.

Approach:
To explore the perception of people in need of care and their caring family members a qualitative approach is chosen. Qualitative interviews will be conducted with people in need of care and caring family members in their living environment. Sampling, data collection and data analysis will be a reciprocal process.