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dc.contributor.authorSouza, Marina
dc.contributor.authorHorta, Natália de Cássia
dc.contributor.authorPereira, Marco Aurélio Santos
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Júlia das Graças Rodrigues de
dc.contributor.authorYee, Jasmine
dc.contributor.authorCordeiro, Leonardo Ayres
dc.contributor.authorPinto, Tainá Rodrigues Gomide Souza
dc.contributor.authorKartoz, Connie
dc.identifier.citationSouza, M., Horta, N., Pereira, M., Almeida, J., Yee, J., Cordeiro, L., Pinto, T., & Kartoz, C. (2022). Person-centered Care for Institutionalized Older Adults in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Brazil. Journal of Geriatric Medicine, 4(1). doi:
dc.descriptionDepartment of Public Healthen_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study aims to discuss the caregiving practices developed by Long-term Care Facilities (LTCFs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and analyze the daily care practices in long-term institutions for older adults in Brazil, all in light of the PCC framework. Methods: This is a mixed methods study in which data were collected through interviews with managers from 10 LTCFs. The qualitative discussion was carried out through the PCC framework divided into 5 categories: leisure, accommodation, food, hygiene and comfort, and clinical care. The quantitative data collected were analyzed in a descriptive way, being discussed in the light of the literature. Results: Analyzed LTCFs are unaware of our present difficulties in the implementation of PCC, with a greater presence of the traditional biomedical model being recognized. Given the vulnerabilities that the LTCFs present, PCC is an important alternative for LTCFs to promote the quality of life and autonomy of residents. Deconstructing the vision of LTCFs as a last resort of care and investing in the quality of care is an urgent and essential imperative for dignified and comprehensive care. Conclusions: This study highlights the need for a change in culture and understanding of the LTCFs not only as a place to provide healthcare, but also as a residents’ home that fosters their autonomy, and feeling of belonging. Thus, it is essential to ensure that healthcare teams in LTCFs know about PCC and that further studies investigate the impact on the costs of PCC for institutionalized older adults.en_US
dc.publisherBilingual Publishing Co.en_US
dc.subjectLong-term care facilitiesen_US
dc.subjectPerson-centered careen_US
dc.subjectInstitutionalized older adultsen_US
dc.titlePerson-centered care for institutionalized older adults in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazilen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC 4.0
prism.publicationNameJournal of Geriatric Medicineen_US
prism.publicationDateApril, 2022en_US

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