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Behovet av stöd till patienter med hjärtsvikt som vårdas i hemmet
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients' needs of support when being cared for, living at home with heart failure (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Nurses working in community home-care meet patients with heart failure. Heart failure is not a curable disease. Yet patients can live with the disease for a long time but have to visit the emergency-ward in times when their condition is worse. Patients with heart-failure prefer to be cared for at home but doesn't have the same support as patients with cancer in home-care.

Aim: The aim of this study was to identify patients´ need of support when cared for at home suffering from heart failure.

Method: A literature-based study on nine qualitative articles was accomplished. The articles were analyzed according to the method of Friberg.

Results: Patients with heart failure needed a lot of support when they received care at home. The patients were often dependent on a relative to cope but they also needed professional nursing support. During the analysis four themes were risen in terms of support; the need of information, the need of physical support, the need of social and psychological support and the need of spiritual and emotional support.

Conclusion: Patients with heart failure are in great need of a variety of support in order to feel safe in their homes. Registered nurses play an important supportive role in helping patients and their families to cope with the disease. To fortify the relationship between medical staff and the family are important as well as to progress professional home-care for patients with heart failure living at home.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Heart failure, home-care, nursing, patient, support
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11287Local ID: EXO501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11287DiVA: diva2:1130700
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-08-11 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2017-08-11Bibliographically approved

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