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Self-narratives about transition to nursing home: An intervention for the institutionalized elderly’s wellbeing
Journal Title: RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA  
Author/s: Federica Biassoni, Stefania Balzarotti, Paola Iannello 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 103-112 FullText PDF:  166 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2018-001008
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Transition to nursing home represents a challenge for the individual resources and a turmoil in the relationship between the person and his/her context, threatening the personal wellbeing. Finding a balance between the institutionalized elderly and the new context is a fundamental requirement for successful taking charge. The present work describes an intervention aimed at empowering the elderly’s wellbeing in nursing home thanks to the creation of a dialogic space with a care provider. Within such a context the participants experienced self narration as a space for sense making and emotion regulation and as an opportunity for care through relationship.
Keywords: Nursing home, self-narration, elderly.

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Federica Biassoni, Stefania Balzarotti, Paola Iannello, Self-narratives about transition to nursing home: An intervention for the institutionalized elderly’s wellbeing in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2018, pp. 103-112, DOI:10.3280/RIP2018-001008

   

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