New Normal Holistic Elderly Care Behavior of Family Members in the Communities of Nursing Practice among Nursing Students

Authors

  • Varinlada Jantaweemuang Boromarajonani College of Nursing, SongKhla
  • Trongrit Thongmeekhaun Boromarajonani College of Nursing, SongKhla
  • Sakuntala Saetiaw Boromarajonani College of Nursing, SongKhla
  • Tipsukon Kitrungrote Boromarajonani College of Nursing, SongKhla
  • Jintaweeporn Paenkaew Boromarajonani College of Nursing, SongKhla

Keywords:

New Normal holistic elderly care behavior, family members

Abstract

This Mixed method research had the objective for study new normal holistic elderly care behaviour of family members in the communities of nursing practice among nursing students, including explaining the situation and success factors about that. For quantitative research, the sample were family members from 78 families who were primary caregivers of elderly families in urban communities of Songkhla municipality, which were practice settings for nursing students. The research instrument was the new normal holistic elderly care behaviour of family members questionnaire, yielding a value of 0.97. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. For qualitative research, the informants were ten family members who were primary caregivers of elderly families with a high to the highest score of holistic elderly care behaviour. The instrument was a semi-structured interview form. Data were analyzed by using content analysis. Quantitative research results were found that holistic elderly care behaviour in the new normal sample, overall, was at a high level (gif.latex?\bar{X}=4.16, SD=0.66). Qualitative research results were found seven issues, consisting of (1) caring body according to existing health conditions, (2) adhering to strict preventive measures, (3) following information, conversing, and doing stress-relieving activities, (4) reducing social activities and using telephone or social media instead, (5) living a happy life, (6) taking care of general well-being and (7) keeping clean. The finding pointed to informants reflected five issues key success factors as follows (1) knowledge and awareness of the problems, (2) mutual care of family members, (3) financial readiness, (4) time to stay home and (5) family love and bonding. The health agency should be using research results to plan for caring for families with the elderly in the epidemic situation of the coronavirus to maintain good health and reduce the risk of infection in the elderly.

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Published

2022-04-26

How to Cite

Jantaweemuang ว., Thongmeekhaun ท. ., Saetiaw ส. ., Kitrungrote ท. ., & Paenkaew จ. . (2022). New Normal Holistic Elderly Care Behavior of Family Members in the Communities of Nursing Practice among Nursing Students. EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology, 16(1), 137–153. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/EAUHJSci/article/view/253054

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