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dc.contributor.authorRushton, Carole-
dc.contributor.authorEdvardsson, David-
dc.identifier.citationNursing Philosophy 2017; 18(4): e12160en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we sought reconciliation between the “body-as-representation” and the “body-as-experience,” that is, how the body is represented in discourse and how the body of older people with cognitive impairment is experienced. We identified four contemporary “technologies” and gave examples of these to show how they influence how older people with cognitive impairment are often represented in acute care settings. We argued that these technologies may be mediated further by discourses of ageism and ableism which can potentiate either the repressive or productive tendencies of these technologies resulting in either positive or negative care experiences for the older person and/or their carer, including nurses. We then provided examples from research of embodied experiences of older people with dementia and of how nurses and other professionals utilized their inter-bodily experiences to inform acts of caring. The specificity and individuality of these experiences were more conducive to positive care experiences. We conclude the article by proposing that the act of caring is one way nurses seek to reconcile the “body-as-representation” with the “body-as-experience” to mitigate the repressive effects of negative ageism and ableism. The act of caring, we argue, is the essence of caring enacted through the provision of person-centred care which evokes nurses to respond appropriately to the older person's “otherness,” their “variation of being” while enabling them to enact a continuation of themselves and their own version of normality.en_US
dc.subjectAcute careen_US
dc.subjectCognitive impairmenten_US
dc.subjectPerson-centred careen_US
dc.subjectThe bodyen_US
dc.titleReconciling conceptualisations of the body and person-centred care of the older person with cognitive impairment in the acute care settingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleNursing Philosophyen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationAustin Health, Northern Health Clinical Schools of Nursing, La Trobe University, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationCollege of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Nursing, Umea University, Umea, Swedenen_US
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen_US
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