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Elderly patients' experiences of meeting with the doctor: A sociocultural study in a hospital setting in Sweden
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2793-9937
Göteborgs universitet, Sahlgrenska akademin, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa.
Göteborgs universitet, Sahlgrenska akademin, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa.
2013 (English)In: Research on Aging, ISSN 0164-0275, E-ISSN 1552-7573, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 163-181Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research has provided contradictory findings on how important it is for elderly patients to actively participate in the meeting with their doctors. Using descriptive and exploratory interview study with 20 elderly patients discharged from medicine and geriatric hospital care in Sweden, the authors describe how elderly patients experience their meetings with their doctor in the hospital setting. The results indicate that the meetings between elderly patients and doctors are influenced by the nature and shape of the conversation, which are influenced by power and interaction. A good relationship between an elderly patient and his or her doctor leads to reduced apprehension and increased faith in the health care system. This study was inspired by the sociocultural perspective and highlights the importance of the health care sector becoming a learning organization in which doctors are trained to prevent misunderstandings in their meetings with elderly patients.

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Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 35, no 2, p. 163-181
Keyword [en]
elderly patient, doctor, experience of meeting, communication, health and hospital care
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4242DOI: 10.1177/0164027512436430ISI: 000317622100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-4242DiVA, id: diva2:513135
Available from: 2012-03-30 Created: 2012-03-30 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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