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Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2010;3(4):291–307
Published Online:https://doi.org/10.3928/19404921-20100302-02Cited by:75

Abstract

Practice-based initiatives have emphasized the need to provide “homelike” environments in long-term care. This study adds to the discourse on the meaning of home by synthesizing several individual qualitative studies using Noblit and Hare’s method of meta-ethnography. The purpose of this larger synthesis is to bring the findings from several discrete studies into a larger interpretive perspective that will lead to ongoing theory and practice development to enable experiences of home during residential transition, thereby informing nursing praxis in creating and shaping therapeutic environments.

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