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Hemsjukvården, en daglig utmaning: Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att vårda patienter i hemmet
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Home health care, a daily challenge : Nurses experiences of caring for patients’ in-home (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: With a greater life expectancy and patients being discharged from hospitals earlier than before, the health care profession has recognised an increasing need for qualified nurses in the in-home health sector. Health care provided from a patient’s home often expose its own set of challenges, such as offering care on their terms whilst being considerate of their needs. Aim: The aim of this study was to illustrate the experiences faced by nurses while providing care directly from a patient’s home. Method: Through a qualitative literature review where the findings analysed according to a five-step model. The qualitative analysis resulted in 4 main themes and 11 sub-themes. Results: Many nurses experienced heavy workload. Many nurses also felt they sometimes lacked the knowledge required when faced with different situations, highlighting a need for continued learning to improve competency. Relationships were viewed as important for the care sector; including patient, family of the patient and co-workers. The nurses also experienced deep personal involvement in the patient’s life-situation. Conclusion: A common observation made by nurses in the home-based healthcare sector is how a lack of knowledge and experience creates an unsafe work environment. Another important observation was how relationships with patients and their next of kin could make a great improvement to the quality of the homecare given. Many nurses express a huge commitment and duty of care to their patients; a trait which demonstrates great conviction to the nursing occupation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
Home health care, home care nursing, nursing, nurses, nurses experience.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14237Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14237DiVA, id: diva2:1339581
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-08-19 Created: 2019-07-30 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved

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