Transitional ‘hospital to home’ care of older patients: healthcare professionals’ perspectives

Ilknur Dolu, Mehmet Ilkin Naharci, Patricia A. Logan, Piret Paal, Mojtaba Vaismoradi

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Transitional care is a key area of care provision to older people with complex health conditions and is associated with the quality of care delivered in the healthcare system. This qualitative study aimed to explore the perspectives of healthcare providers, including nurses and physicians, regarding transitional care from hospital to home in an urban area of Turkey. The thematic analysis of in-depth semi-structured interviews with 15 healthcare professionals led to the development of the following themes: ‘uninterrupted chain of care transfer’, ‘commitment to meet patient’s needs’, and ‘support and rectification of myth’. Key factors impacting quality of transitional care and continuity of healthcare once home are communication and collaboration between healthcare staff and settings, and older patients’ as well as family caregivers’ awareness and their feelings of responsibility toward the continuity of care at home.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-880
Number of pages10
JournalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Issue number3
Early online date27 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021


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