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Table 1 Nursing home’s corporate culture: Overview of categories and subcategories

From: Understanding organizational and cultural premises for quality of care in nursing homes: an ethnographic study

Conformity: ‘Every nursing home is like all other nursing homes’ Trait: ‘Every nursing home is like some other nursing homes’ (typologies) Distinctiveness: ‘Every nursing home is like no other nursing home’
Standardized basic care Residency oriented – All residents’ rooms are similar – Group orientation – Little privacy –Institutional environment Medical oriented –Emphasize physical care – Problem orientation – Professional nursing care – Large wards Safeguard oriented – Integrated into the local society – Individualized care –Emphasis on environment similar to residents’ own homes Family oriented – Flexible routines – Residents treated as family members – Individual orientation Unique management
Similar staffing
24-hour service for older residents >65 years Size of ward
Professional communication
Standardized environment
Similar organization of care
Learning organization
Common activities offered
Flexible organization