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Sjuksköterskans roll i egenvården hos patienter med hjärtsvikt
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nurses role in the heart failure patient’s self-care (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Heart failure causes great suffering and affects many elderly people. Through self-care, patients can improve their quality of life through, reduce time in hospital and increase their health. Self-care means that the patient knows and responds to symptoms and uses behaviors that minimize risks and promote good health. The nurse's main subject is nursing that aims to increase the patient's health experience. This can be done by improving the self-care of the heart failure patient. Orem writes that self-care is at natural behavior among humans.

Aim: The purpose of the study was to describe the general nurse's competence in relation to hear failure and its influence on self-care in patients with heart failure.

Method: The method of making a literature review was used. A search for relevant literature was made using PubMed and Cinahl.

Results: The results showed that nurses had a lack of knowledge concerning self-care in heart failure. It also shows that nurses request more knowledge about self-care in heart failure. The patient needs individual support and guidance. This can be achieved by the nurse using various customized methods such as telephone counseling, home visits and information calendar.

Conclusion: The nurse can improve the patients' self-care using methods like phone-support and home visits. With increased knowledge about the patient the nurse can improve the patients' self-care behavior more efficiently. Patient-centered care is an important part in a successful outcome. The earlier the education of the patient begins the better. The patient's individual needs must be considered by the nurse to identify the obstacles and opportunities for the patient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 16
Keywords [en]
Education, Heart failure, Methods, Nurse’s role, Self-care
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12377Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12377DiVA, id: diva2:1210746
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved

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