Title

Social Capital and Elderly Quality of Life In Nursing Homes: The Importance of Nurse-Resident Bonds

Date

5-28-2015 9:15 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 9:30 AM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dean Braa

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This paper analyzes the importance of nurse-resident relationships in the retirement home. An ethnographic research study design was used. Qualitative data collection was done through individual interviews with nurses, administration, and residents. There is a need to consider the effects of the current system of care in place for the elderly. Findings show that fostering a positive nurse-resident relationship will improve the stigma in place by providing patients with a sense of worth. Nurses play an important role in preventing feelings of depression and loneliness. In conclusion, relationships between nurses and residents build social capital for both parties.

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Social Capital and Elderly Quality of Life In Nursing Homes: The Importance of Nurse-Resident Bonds

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

This paper analyzes the importance of nurse-resident relationships in the retirement home. An ethnographic research study design was used. Qualitative data collection was done through individual interviews with nurses, administration, and residents. There is a need to consider the effects of the current system of care in place for the elderly. Findings show that fostering a positive nurse-resident relationship will improve the stigma in place by providing patients with a sense of worth. Nurses play an important role in preventing feelings of depression and loneliness. In conclusion, relationships between nurses and residents build social capital for both parties.