The spatial dimensions of medication management by home-dwelling older adults after hospital discharge

Roux, Pauline (University of Lausanne, Institute of Psychology, Research Center for Psychology of Health, Aging and Sport Examination, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Verloo, Henk (School of Health Sciences, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Sion, Switzerland) ; Santiago-Delefosse, Marie (University of Lausanne, Institute of Psychology, Research Center for Psychology of Health, Aging and Sport Examination, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Pereira, Filipa (School of Health Sciences, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Sion, Switzerland ; Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Ageing in place raises pressing questions about medication practices at home. Understanding how medication practices are integrated into older adults’ domestic settings requires an interest in where activities linked to medication take place and why. This study aimed to describe the medication practices and spatial dimensions of medication management for home-dwelling older adults after hospital discharge, using a qualitative research design. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with ten older adults aged 65 years old or more and discharged home from hospital, together with nine informal caregivers. Thematic content analysis identified two main themes dealing with the spatial dimensions of medication management in this specific context: the process of integrating medication changes into routines and familiar spaces, and the individual and collective management of medication changes linked to a renegotiation of the boundaries between public and private spaces.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
Branch:
Soins infirmiers
School:
HEdS-VS
Institute:
Institut Santé
Date:
2019-10
Pagination:
9 p.
Published in:
Health & place
Numeration (vol. no.):
2019, Vol. 60, 102230, pp. 1-9
DOI:
ISSN:
13538292
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