Self-narratives about transition to nursing home: An intervention for the institutionalized elderly’s wellbeing

Author/s Federica Biassoni, Stefania Balzarotti, Paola Iannello
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/1
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 103-112 File size 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, Raccontare la transizione in casa di riposo: un intervento per il benessere dell’anziano istituzionalizzato in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2018, pp 103-112, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2018-001008