Nurses’ Perception of Factors that Affect Social Engagement among Older person in the Community

Chong Mei Chan, Amirah Fatin, Thandar Soe Sumaiyah Jamaludin, Vimala Ramoo

Abstract

Nurses who are working with elderly play an important role in promoting social participation among the senior resident in the community, their perception towards elderly isolation is crucial in order to guide them in shaping their role. The nurses’ perception of social isolation among elderly in the community was explored through a descriptive qualitative research approach. A focus group interview were used to collect data from 10( into two group ) register nurses who work with older person in the community setting. Non probability, purposive sampling were used to recruit participants. The data were collated and thematically code, analyse and then present. Data were categorised into themes as they emerged. Six main themes derived from this focus group interview, These were: socio-environmental, health status, interpersonal relationship, Personality and cultural and Financial status. Social engagement among older person is affected by socialisation among the older community. Sharing same cultural and religious practice may enhance social connection among the older person. Health care provider should plan short term strategies to enhance participation in communities and should consider long term plan to empower them.

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in Harvard Style

Chan C., Fatin A., Jamaludin T. and Ramoo V. (2018). Nurses’ Perception of Factors that Affect Social Engagement among Older person in the Community.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 157-160. DOI: 10.5220/0008322001570160


in Bibtex Style

@conference{inc18,
author={Chong Mei Chan and Amirah Fatin and Thandar Soe Sumaiyah Jamaludin and Vimala Ramoo},
title={Nurses’ Perception of Factors that Affect Social Engagement among Older person in the Community},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={157-160},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008322001570160},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Nurses’ Perception of Factors that Affect Social Engagement among Older person in the Community
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Chan C.
AU - Fatin A.
AU - Jamaludin T.
AU - Ramoo V.
PY - 2018
SP - 157
EP - 160
DO - 10.5220/0008322001570160