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Visit or visitation?: parent's experiences of receiving a home visit by a district nurse after the birth of their first child.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, the first contact between parents and child health care is normally in the form of a home visit by a district nurse from a child health care clinic. This study aims to describe first-time parents' experiences of a home visit by a district nurse after the birth of their first child. A qualitative research design was used to acquire an understanding of the parents' experiences. Collected data was analyzed using qualitative content analysis and resulted in the category Visit or visitation, and two subcategories, being overwhelmed and being relieved by the home visit by the district nurse and represent the feelings experienced by the participants. Many participants were negative to the purpose and necessity of the home visit, but conversely positive to the actions and behavior of the district nurse. By the district nurse being positive and supportive, she made the home visit a positive experience after all.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
child health, district nurse, first time parent, home visiting, support.
Keyword [sv]
barnhälsovård, distriktssköterska, förstagångsföräldrar, hembesök, stöd
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9192Local ID: EXD800OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9192DiVA: diva2:909532
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2016-03-10 Created: 2016-03-07 Last updated: 2016-03-10Bibliographically approved

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