This study aimed to clarify the information required by hospital nurses (HN), home-visiting nurses (HVN), and long-term care insurance facility nurses (LFN) for continuous home care support for community-dwelling older patients with heart failure (HF).
Semi-structured interviews with HN, HVN, and LFN involved in HF nursing were used to collect empirical data during August 2019–March 2020. The interview data were organized as narratives about the information necessary for continuing home-care support for older patients with HF, and categories were generated by content analysis.
A total of 13 categories were discovered. Among these, 6 were in common for HN, HVN, and LFN: disease management, medication management, activities, diet, family/supporters, and cognitive function. The other 7 categories included 1 in common for HN and HVN, hopes of the patient/family; 1 in common for HVN and LFN, anxiety/stress; 1 for HN, social resources; 1 for HVN, cooperation status of medical institutions; and 3 for LFN, sleep, defecation, and difficult behaviors.
This study found that HN, HVN, and LFN had common information items determined necessary for continuous home care support for community-dwelling patients with HF, and each type of nurse also had different informational item requirements.
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