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Flensner, G. (2019). Det vetenskapliga ämnet (3.ed.). In: Elisabeth Dahlborg (Ed.), Att bli sjuksköterska: en introduktion till yrke och ämne (pp. 103-129). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det vetenskapliga ämnet
2019 (Swedish)In: Att bli sjuksköterska: en introduktion till yrke och ämne / [ed] Elisabeth Dahlborg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 3., p. 103-129Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019 Edition: 3.
Keywords
Sjuksköterskor, kunskapsområden, omvårdnad
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14379 (URN)9789144125350 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-05 Created: 2019-09-05 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Flensner, G. (2019). Vem är patienten? (3.ed.). In: Elisabeth Dahlborg (Ed.), Att bli sjuksköterska: en introduktion till yrke och ämne (pp. 133-147). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem är patienten?
2019 (Swedish)In: Att bli sjuksköterska: en introduktion till yrke och ämne / [ed] Elisabeth Dahlborg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 3., p. 133-147Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019 Edition: 3.
Keywords
Patienter, lidande, upplevelser
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14380 (URN)9789144125350 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-05 Created: 2019-09-05 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Flensner, G. & Rudolfsson, G. (2018). A pathway towards reconciliation and wellbeing: A spouse's experiences of living with a partner diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, 8(02), 136-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A pathway towards reconciliation and wellbeing: A spouse's experiences of living with a partner diagnosed with early-onset dementia
2018 (English)In: Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, ISSN 1892-2678, E-ISSN 1892-2686, Vol. 8, no 02, p. 136-149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When someone falls ill with dementia it affects the whole family. Therefore, the aim of thisqualitative single case study was to increase understanding of one female spouse´s experiencesof living with a husband/partner diagnosed with early-onset dementia before the ageof 40 years. Two open-ended interviews with the female spouse were performed sixmonths apart and analysed for narrative structure and themes. The single case is describedin the form of a story and organised along a time line comprising four phases; «Somethingis wrong», «Becoming aware of what is wrong», «Life is restricted» and «Towards reconciliation».Healthcare professionals should meet spouses with respect, listen to them and providepractical support, thus giving them the opportunity to rest, obtain respite and time ontheir own to enable reconciliation and wellbeing.

Keywords
Caregiver, frontotemporal dementia, health, spouse, struggle, suffering, time
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12700 (URN)10.18261/issn.1892-2686-2018-02-05 (DOI)000434374000005 ()
Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-05 Last updated: 2019-02-05Bibliographically approved
Berntsson, S. G., Landtblom, A.-M. & Flensner, G. (2017). Cerebellar ataxia and intrathecal baclofen therapy: Focus on patients´ experiences. PLoS ONE, 2(6), Article ID e0180054.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cerebellar ataxia and intrathecal baclofen therapy: Focus on patients´ experiences
2017 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 2, no 6, article id e0180054Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Elucidating patients´ experiences of living with chronic progressive hereditary ataxia and the symptomatic treatment with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is the objective of the current study. A multicenter qualitative study with four patients included due to the rare combination of hereditary ataxia and ITB therapy was designed to elucidate participants' experiences through semi-structured interviews. The transcribed text was analyzed according to content analysis guidelines. Overall we identified living in the present/ taking one day at a time as the main theme covering the following categories: 1) Uncertainty about the future as a consequence of living with a hereditary disease; The disease; 2) Impact on life as a whole, 3) Influence on personal life in terms of feeling forced to terminate employment, 4) Limiting daily activities, and 5) ITB therapy, advantages, and disadvantages. Uncertainty about the future was the category that affected participants' personal life, employment, and daily activities. The participants' experience of receiving ITB therapy was expressed in terms of improved quality of life due to better body position and movement as well as better sleep and pain relief.

Keywords
chronic progressive hereditary ataxia, treatment, patient experience
National Category
Nursing Neurology
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11256 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0180054 (DOI)000404541500051 ()28654671 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85021348301 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-02 Created: 2017-08-02 Last updated: 2019-05-21
Flensner, G. & Rudolfsson, G. (2016). Learning to fly with broken wings - forcing a reappraisal of time and space.. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 30(2), 403-410
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning to fly with broken wings - forcing a reappraisal of time and space.
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 403-410Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: When living with a chronic disease, the whole human being is affected and his/her experience of health challenged.AIM: This study had a dual aim: to obtain a new understanding of experiences of the body among persons suffering from the chronic neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS) and how they come to terms with such experiences.

METHOD: A total of ten interviews were re-analysed using a hermeneutic approach.

RESULTS: The experiences of the body were revealed as 'Learning to fly with broken wings', comprising two themes: 'Getting to know the foreign body' and 'Building a new living space', both requiring reappraisal of time and space.

CONCLUSION: Living with a chronic disease such as MS means learning to fly with broken wings, which involves subordination to the body leading to a higher level of integration in the process of becoming towards health and well-being.

Keywords
adjusting life, health, hermeneutic, secondary analysis, space, suffering, time, unknown body
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7852 (URN)10.1111/scs.12262 (DOI)000383802300021 ()26235833 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84938219544 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-08-10 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Smedman, A., Gustafsson, K. & Flensner, G. (2015). Att vårda äldre personer på särskilt boende under livets slutskede: Undersköterskornas perspektiv. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, 5(2), 79-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att vårda äldre personer på särskilt boende under livets slutskede: Undersköterskornas perspektiv
2015 (Swedish)In: Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, ISSN 1892-2678, E-ISSN 1892-2686, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 79-92Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, reforms in health and social care for older people were impplemented in 1992 (Ädelreformen) and provided older people with the opportunity to be cared for in their own homes, under the responsibility of the local municipality. Most of the older people choose to live in their own home or in sheltered housing, a so-called special housing, for rest of their lives and are able to recieve extensive nursing care, including palliative care. Thus, palliative care has shifted from care at hospitals to care in own homes or special housing, which has increased the demands placed on nursing staff. The aim of this study was to elucidate the meanings the nursing staff expressed as regards caring for older persons in special housing in a palliative stage. Qualitative interviews with eight assistant nurses were performed. The inter-views were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using qualitative content analysis. To care for an old person in the palliative stage means  "Caring for a friend", "Creating a calm and peaceful death", "Giving support to relatives" and "Alternating between feelings of powerlessness and satisfaction". When an old person died, the assistant nurse mourned him or her as the would a friend. Amongst the colleguages, the assistant nurses experienced a sense of security, which meant openness and the courage to discuss and reflect upon their feelings, both during the care and after the death. Despite this there was a need for more time to grieve after the death.

Keywords
Caregiver, content analysis, experience, nursing, palliative care, Innehållsanalys, omvårdnad, palliativ vård, personal, upplevelse, äldre
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7659 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-02 Created: 2015-06-02 Last updated: 2019-05-13Bibliographically approved
Gauffin, H., Flensner, G. & Landtblom, A.-M. (2015). Being parents with epilepsy: thoughts on its consequences and difficulties affecting their children. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 11, 1291-1298, Article ID NDT.S74222.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being parents with epilepsy: thoughts on its consequences and difficulties affecting their children
2015 (English)In: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, ISSN 1176-6328, E-ISSN 1178-2021, Vol. 11, p. 1291-1298, article id NDT.S74222Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Parents with epilepsy can be concerned about the consequences of epilepsy affecting their children. The aim of this paper is to describe aspects of what it means being a parent having epilepsy, focusing the parents’ perspectives and their thoughts on having children.

Methods:

Fourteen adults aged 18–35 years with epilepsy and subjective memory decline took part in focus-group interviews. The interviews were conducted according to a semi-structured guideline. Material containing aspects of parenthood was extracted from the original interviews and a secondary analysis was done according to a content-analysis guideline. Interviews with two parents for the Swedish book Leva med epilepsi [To live with epilepsy] by AM Landtblom (Stockholm: Bilda ide; 2009) were analyzed according to the same method.

Results:

Four themes emerged: (1) a persistent feeling of insecurity, since a seizure can occur at any time and the child could be hurt; (2) a feeling of inadequacy – of not being able to take full responsibility for one’s child; (3) acknowledgment that one’s children are forced to take more responsibility than other children do; and (4) a feeling of guilt – of not being able to fulfill one’s expectations of being the parent one would like to be.

Conclusion:

The parents with epilepsy are deeply concerned about how epilepsy affects the lives of their children. These parents are always aware that a seizure may occur and reflect on how this can affect their child. They try to foresee possible dangerous situations and prevent them. These parents were sad that they could not always take full responsibility for their child and could not live up to their own expectations of parenthood. Supportive programs may be of importance since fear for the safety of the child increases the psychosocial burden of epilepsy. There were also a few parents who did not acknowledge the safety issue of their child – the authors believe that it is important to identify these parents and provide extra information and support to them.

Keywords
Focus group interviews, qualitative research, secondary analysis, guilt, feeling of inadequacy, insecurity
National Category
Neurology
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7607 (URN)10.2147/NDT.S74222 (DOI)000355122200001 ()2-s2.0-84933564176 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2019-05-14Bibliographically approved
Flensner, G. (2014). Det vetenskapliga ämnet (2.ed.). In: Dahlborg-Lyckhage, Elisabeth (Ed.), Att bli sjuksköterska: en introduktion till yrke och ämne (pp. 85-106). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det vetenskapliga ämnet
2014 (Swedish)In: Att bli sjuksköterska: en introduktion till yrke och ämne / [ed] Dahlborg-Lyckhage, Elisabeth, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 2., p. 85-106Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014 Edition: 2.
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7608 (URN)978-91-44-08978-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2015-12-22Bibliographically approved
Winneby, E., Flensner, G. & Rudolfsson, G. (2014). Feeling rejected or invited: Experiences of persons seeking care advice at the Swedish Healthcare Direct organization. Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 11(2), 87-93
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feeling rejected or invited: Experiences of persons seeking care advice at the Swedish Healthcare Direct organization
2014 (English)In: Japan Journal of Nursing Science, ISSN 1742-7932, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 87-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim Swedish Healthcare Direct is an organization staffed by registered nurses who act as telenurses and assess callers’ need for care, taking both medical and personal aspects into account. They direct the care seeker to: emergency care (level I), a care center on duty (level II), their regular doctor (level III), or provide advice about self-care strategies (level IV). In this assessment process, the nurse and care seeker should reach mutual agreement. The aim and focus of the present study was to elucidate the care seeker’s situation and experiences of the care received after being triaged and directed to level II, although the telenurse in fact assessed their medical problems as corresponding to level III. Methods A total of eight recent Swedish Healthcare Direct users were interviewed in this qualitative study. Data were analyzed by means of content analysis. Results Three themes emerged – “feeling trapped”, “feeling disrespected”, and “feeling invited” – comprising seven subthemes. Conclusion Care seekers experienced suffering as well as struggling to be allowed to be a patient. When not met by an ethically correct stance, they continued to seek care. In contrast, when they encountered commitment and an ethically correct attitude, their health process began and they had no further need for contact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
Keywords
content analysis, invited, qualitative research, rejected, seeking care
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5659 (URN)10.1111/jjns.12007 (DOI)000333808200002 ()2-s2.0-84897491961 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2019-05-13Bibliographically approved
Flensner, G. (2014). Vem är patienten? (2.ed.). In: Dahlborg-Lyckhage, Elisabeth (Ed.), Att bli sjuksköterska -e: en introduktion till yrke och ämne (pp. 107-120). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem är patienten?
2014 (Swedish)In: Att bli sjuksköterska -e: en introduktion till yrke och ämne / [ed] Dahlborg-Lyckhage, Elisabeth, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2014, 2., p. 107-120Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2014 Edition: 2.
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7609 (URN)
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2015-12-22Bibliographically approved
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