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  • 2351.
    Wallanger, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Harkild, Therése
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Hello Namibia Tell me how you'r doin': Sjuksköterskans initiala bemötande av patienter som söker akutsjukvård – en kombinerad observations- och litteraturstudie2020Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Fundamental to well-functioning healthcare is to have the possibility to prioritize patients to an appropriate level of care in a quick and safe manner. The initial meeting with a patient is a complex situation in there the nurse is responsible. In the multicultural society of Namibia, have the most people access to basic healthcare today and more and more patients tend to seek emergency care. Therefore, it is important that there are methods that meet the patient caring needs.

    Aim: The purpose of the study is to elucidate nurse methods in initial treatment of patient who seeking emergency care. Two research questions guided the study: (a) How do nurses act when prioritizing patients in Namibian emergency care? (b) How is nurses' treatment of acutely ill patients described in scientific studies?

    Method: An observational study was performed at a hospital in Namibia. The used method for the study was ten observations combined with a literature review.

    Results: The observational study showed that vital parameters are a considerable factor for patient safety. The results from the literature review was indicating; clinical experience, medical history together with significant factors in patient safety which is affected by assets, strain and knowledge.

    Conclusion: Vital parameters are a major factor in emergency care and triage. Knowledge about emergency care and experience is also of great importance as there are otherwise risks of endangering patient safety.

  • 2352.
    Wallentinsson, Emma
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Hur musik kan användas för att påverka personer med demenssjukdom: En litteraturöversikt2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study turns especially to assisting nurses and auxiliary nurses who often meet people with dementia on a daily basis in their home or in assisted living homes. Today dementia is an endemic disease and there is a lot of knowledge about what it means to have it. Memory loss, changes in the intellect and personality are just some of the changes that come with the disease. Persons who are affected with dementia often describe feelings of chaos and loneliness and although medications help a lot easing the symptoms, they come with a lot of side effects

  • 2353.
    Wallin, Carl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Dahlberg, Jessica
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Upplevelser av att leva med självskadebeteende: En bloggstudie2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Self-injurious behavior is an increasing problem among adolescents and young adults.

    The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of adolescents and young adults' living with self-injurious behavior.

    Method: The material consists of 15 blogs on the internet. These blogs have been analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

    The result emerged in one theme: An inner struggle, with the following four categories: Difficulties in everyday life, Concealment, The behavior gets ascendancy, Relationships and limitations, Treatment. The result shows a lack of understanding about self-injurious behavior in health care and in society. The treatment they face in health care, in relationships and in the society show a lack of understanding and of acceptance, which means they hide their mood and their self-injurious behavior. The people suffer an endless struggle with feelings they do not understand or can express, and with a vapor, which they can handle only by, for example cutting themselves, due to lack of other coping strategies.

    Conclusion: Adolescents and young adults with self-injurious behavior are living with an inner struggle. They are struggling with anxiety without relevant tools to handle the situation. Unworthy treatment and lack of understanding fill their everyday life. Therefore, they keep their problems as a secret, which limit their lives and causes them a lot of suffering.

  • 2354.
    Wallin, Christel
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Kuutti, Sara
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Inkludera utan att markera: HBTQ-personers upplevelser i mötet med vården2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background LGBTQ-persons have been treated differently in both society and health care throughout the history. Just a few years ago it was illegal to be gay. Today the attitudes have changed toward an openness and positive society, but does that mean that LGBTQ-persons get the same treatment in the health care? Aim The aim of this study is to illuminate LGBTQ-patients' experiences when encountering health care. Method A literature study method was used for this study. Results Six themes emerged, feeling of not being able to influence, feeling different, feeling offended, feeling of uncertainty, feeling welcome and feeling understood. Both positive and negative result were found. Ways to include and welcome these patients emerged. Understanding and compassionate personnel gave LGBTQ-patients a positive experience when they accepted the patient's lifestyle. Conclusion Specific LGBTQ knowledge and education among healthcare professionals is needed to encounter LGBTQ- persons with dignity.

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  • 2355.
    Wallin, Helene
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Dezhlani, Hanna
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Personals upplevelse av hot och våldssituationer  inom vård för unga2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The number of incidents when employees of juvenile care institutes experience threats or violence in their working place increases dramatically during the past years. Aim: The aims of the present study were to (1.) measure the frequency of the experience of threat and violence during the past year (2.) and to investigate if the prevalence of the experience of threats and violent acts varies by gender, age, educational level or by experience. Method: Staff members of juvenile care institutes from the region of West-Gothenburg completed voluntary and anonymously a web-based questionnaire Results: The experience of threats and violent acts did not differed between male and female employees, neither by the employees’ education level. However, positive associations between the number of experienced threats/violent acts and the employees’ age, and their work experience was found. Conclusion: Even if the present study has strong limitations, such as a very low number of participants, the results suggest that more experienced employees may experience more threats and violent acts.

  • 2356.
    Wallin, Linda
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Kaldén, Michaela
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Hur påverkar livsstilsförändringar personer med diabetes typ 2?: en litteraturbaserad studie2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Diabetes type 2 is one of the biggest growing diseases in the world. Often are overweight and inimical eating habits the reason to develop Diabetes type 2. Lifestyle changes are the most effective way to improve the disease and become healthier. The nurse has an important role to help the person with the changes by among other things give information, motivation and by setting up goals.

    Aim: To illustrate how lifestyle changes affect people with type 2 Diabetes and their everyday life. Method: This study was a study based on literature and with qualitative articles. Nine articles were taken from the database Cinahl and one was taken from PubMed. The analysis was done from Fribergs modell.

    Results: It emerged four themes. Changes in food and exercise; mention that people with type 2 Diabetes needed a lifestyle changes, it meant both positive and negative effects. Food was the hardest thing to change and it appeared harder in the time of a holiday. Emotional changes; talked about the emotional struggle and the struggle against the disease. The life changed in many ways, which became difficult for them to adjust to. Reversed social life; talked about the family and friends who could help and support. Sometimes this support became something positive but sometimes it became an obstacle and something negative. The last theme, Failure and tribulation; mentioned the importance of support from someone when they felt like failures. Often was shame a feeling that was connected to failure and sometimes it lead to cheating.

    Conclusion: People affects different from lifestyle changes. Change in behavior and lifestyle is not easy to do and it take a lot of time to manage it. The person needs good support, information and motivation. It´s the job assignment of the nurse to help people with lifestyle changes and therefore is this knowledge important to nurses.

  • 2357.
    Wallin, Pontus
    et al.
    Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, School of Health and Welfare Jönköping University Jönköping (SWE).
    Petersson, Christina
    Center for Learning and Innovation in Health Care School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University Jönköping (SWE).
    Josefsson, Kristina Areskoug
    Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, School of Health and Welfare Jönköping University Jönköping (SWE); Department of Behavioral Science, Faculty of Health Science Oslo Metropolitan University Oslo (NOR).
    Nordin, Annika
    Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, School of Health and Welfare Jönköping University Jönköping (SWE).
    Enhancing staff capacity to support children with intellectual disability receiving residential services: A realist evaluation of an improvement program2023In: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1741-1122, E-ISSN 1741-1130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Children with intellectual disability receiving residential support, according to the Swedish Disability Act, need substantial support to cope with everyday life.These children have cognitive and communicative limitations, entailing difficulties for staff in consulting the children regarding their support arrangements. In addition, due to lack of research there are knowledge gaps and uncertainties concerning how staff can provide the children's support. To deliver high qualitative support, research suggests that disability organisations should (1) continuously work with quality improvement, (2) adopt a multidimensional framework that explains human functioning and disability as a basis for understanding individual support needs, and (3) use person-centred approaches. Based on these principles, this study has applied a realist evaluation to identify enablers and barriers during the implementation of an improvement programme aimed at improving staff's ability to provide support to children living in special residences

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  • 2358.
    Wallroth, Josefin
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Healthcare professionals' management and treatment methods of pain in conventional and traditional medicine in Sri Lanka2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Pain is a complex and common phenomena in healthcare. Pharmaceuticals is the main method of treatment and is considered to be cheap, effective and safe. But despite this, pain is still widely untreated. Traditional medicine has come to play an important, yet underestimated part of healthcare in the world. The request of traditional medicine continues to increase and spread to new areas of the world. Sri Lanka provides a public healthcare system of both conventional medicine and the traditional medicine of Ayurveda, and thereby can exemplify differences in pain relief management in the different medicine traditions.

    Aim: To examine healthcare professionals' management and treatment methods of pain in conventional and traditional medicine in Sri Lanka.

    Method: An empirical study based on interviews were conducted in Sri Lanka with informants from both an Ayurvedic hospital and the National Cancer Institute of Colombo.

    Result: Three themes were identified providing information on view on pain, how it is to work with pain and how pain is treated in conventional and traditional medicine.

    Conclusion: Due to the differences in the understanding of pain, the conventional medicine and Ayurveda has varieties in the treatment of pain. In conventional medicine, pain was treated as an isolated symptom. In Ayurveda, pain was viewed more holistically and considered as a secondary effect of an underlying imbalance.

  • 2359.
    Wallström, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    Skywell, Mats
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    Att vårda svårt sjuka från vårdcentral: Vem tar hand om patienten?2022Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Primary care should act as the hub for providing the patient with good, close and coordinated care. In order to be able to work person-centered and put the patient at the center, collaboration between healthcare actors needs to be improved. The collaboration law was created so that patients would not “slip through the cracks” when, for example, discharged from hospitals.

    Purpose: The purpose was to investigate the experiences of nurses and district nurses working at a health center of collaboration with other care actors in the care of seriously ill patients who are unable to go to their health center.

    Method: Cross-sectional study via digital semi-structured survey. Qualitative responses were analyzed with content analysis.

    Results: The result shows that almost all nurses cooperate with other healthcare providers such as home care, rehab and hospital clinics. The questions answered in their own words were encoded into categories and themes. It is clear that more nurses want to work more person centered to involve the patient. Lack of resources and lack of time means that care is in focus instead of the patient.

    Conclusion: Healthcare professionals want to collaborate, but despite several attempts to improve collaboration in healthcare, there are still major shortcomings. Routines and resources are lacking to make it work.

  • 2360.
    Walter, Lars
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Styhre, Alexander
    University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, (SWE).
    Nursing, bedside care, and the organization of expert knowledge: Professional work as agencement2020In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 36, no 3, article id 101118Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Professional work such as nursing has traditionally been examined as being localized in the individual’s body where professional know-how and skills are residing in the cognitive faculties and in embodied action. Contrary to such a view, the concept of agencement, recently used in the social study of finance, underlines that agency is in the contemporary technoscientifically determined times of necessity distributed and includes a variety of tempospatially distributed resources. Reporting a study nursing work in a leukemia ward in a Swedish regional hospital, it is demonstrated that the conventional view of nursing as primarily being bedside care is only accommodating a subset of the totality of the nurses’ work. In addition to face-to-face care and patient interaction, nursing work is the mobilization of a great number of actors with different domains of expertise to safeguard the health care status of the patient. Speaking of nursing work as agencement is opening up for alternative and more accurate understandings of nursing work in an increasingly technologically determined health care system. © 2020

  • 2361.
    Walton, Mireille
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    Klobucar Salek, Tessie
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av empatitrötthet: en litteraturbaserad studie2023Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Compassion fatigue is a condition which can affect nurses ability to emphasize or feel compassion for others. High workload, time pressure and stress associated with patients’ suffering are all factors for the condition and affects the nurses physical and mental health.  Stress-related symptoms are a cause of an increased number of sick leave. Aim: To describe nurses experiences of compassion fatigue. 

    Method: A literature based study was conducted where nine articles were analyzed according to Friberg’s five-step analysis based on qualitative research. 

    Results: The analysis produced two themes: Lack of inner resources and lack of outer resources with five sub-themes: To be emotionally affected, to be physically and mentally affected, to get a changes self-image, to be affected by the work environment, to be affected in and by the social life which depicted how nurses experienced compassion fatigue.  

    Conclusion: Compassion fatigue in nurses, as a result of facing patients` and relatives` suffering under time pressure, affects the physical, psychological and social dimensions as well. A consequence of nurses´ compassion fatigue is that nurse lose their ability to fell empathy and compassion, which contributes to suffering for the patient, which also leads to nurses choosing to leave the profession. To strengthen the internal resources, the nurse needs to seek scientific knowledge about methods to strengthen their own health, for example mindfulness. To strengthen the external resources, the nurse needs support from colleagues in the form om collegial supervision. They also need support from the management that organizes patient-close nursing in a patient-safe manner based on empathy and compassion.

  • 2362.
    Wang, Johanna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Bark, Åsa
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Digitalt stöd vid sårbehandling: Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att använda appen OneWound: En kvalitativ intervjustudie2021Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The elderly’s need for care will increase with an aging population and more will suffer from wounds that are hard-to-heal. To meet the rising need for care, digital tools are needed in wound care, which can contribute to safety, accessibility and efficient use of care resources. Specialist nurses have an increased responsibility for the development and implementation of digital tools. Through digital tools, care must be provided based on the individual’s needs. However, it is a challenge to develop tools that are person-centered. Today, there are healthcare providers in Sweden that work with wound care via the OneWound app.

    Aim: To investigate nurses’ experiences of the OneWound app in wound care.

    Method: Qualitative interview study with an inductive approach that was analyzed with qualitative content analysis, which resulted in three categories and eight subcategories.

    Results: The nurses developed in their profession through theoretical knowledge and use of the OneWound app. The nurses faced obstacles during implementation. Impact factors were described as personal characteristics, technical problems and lack of routines. Through the use of OneWound with the possibility to consult wound experts, nurses felt safe, experienced job satisfaction and support through the app's functions as well as gains at the individual and community level that contributed to sustainable care and a sense of offering high quality care. 

    Conclusion: OneWound satisfied the nurses' need for new knowledge, structure, and support in wound treatment. From a nursing perspective, the results of the study provide an insight into the challenges that exist in wound treatment and the positive effects that the OneWound app contributes to. Further research is needed to explore the patient perspective and how OneWound is experienced in relation to traditional specialist contact when facing hard-to-heal wounds.

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  • 2363.
    Wasshede, Lena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing.
    Lesbiska barnfamiljers möten med hälso- och sjukvården2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Due to a more open climate in society for homosexual people several lesbian couples have given birth to children in their relations. Research has shown no differences between children in lesbian families and children in heterosexual families considering mental and social health. International research has also shown that lesbian parents often have bad experiences from meetings with healthcare providers.

    The

    aim of this study was to describe lesbian child families/familyplannings and the lesbian parents experiences and expectations of the healthcare.

    The

    method for the study was qualitative interview with 9 lesbian parents. The data was analysed by the queer theory heteronormative concept.

    The

    results of the research was that lesbian families considered themselves as a nuclear family and at the same time distanced themselves from the nuclear family concept. The findings showed that lesbian couples are involved in a very long process when they try to become parents. The lesbian parents often met a heteronormative approach in their meetings with nurses in the health care, mainly in nurse's speech and practices. Such approaches lead to negative experiences for the lesbian parents.

    Conclusion:

    Nurses need to bee aware of the consequences of heteronormative practices. These aspects should be highlighted in all education for nursing. 

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  • 2364.
    Wattman, Erika
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Ljungqvist, Robert
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Patienters upplevelser av att ändra kost vid sjukdom: En litteraturstudie2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The most common cause of death in the world today are diseases related to poor diet and lifestyle. As diet and its impact on disease becomes more recognized, nurses needs to assess this and be able to support patients if they wish to modify their diet because of disease. Therefore, nurses need to have a good understanding regarding how patients experience changes in diet due to disease.

    Aim: The aim of the study is to describe patients experiences of amending diet because of disease.

    Method: Method of usage was a literature study. The qualitative studies were analysed using a five step model.

    Results: The results were derived into three themes and six sub-themes - Motivation to change diet with the sub themes fear that motivates and obstacles of motivation - Support from surroundings with the subthemes being understood and insufficient understanding - The need of knowledge with the sub themes coming to insight and receiving information.

    Conclusion: The results showed that patients often experience fear for their illness and their life which also makes them more determined to change diet. Amending diet is not always simple due to habits and customs. The support from surroundings are important when changing diet. Knowledge and being informed makes it easier for patients to change diet and patients also requests more information on disease and diet from their healthcare personnel.

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  • 2365.
    Weckfors, Carina
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Kontaktsjuksköterskan – på väg mot personcentrerad kommunikation2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Nurse coordinators are today obligated to form a person-centered communication with patients. Studies show that the communication with patients treated for cancer should be created from a sensitivity and a knowledge about different phases of illness and that the nurse coordinator need theory, work experience and systematic reflection to form the communication.

    Aim: To describe experiences of cancer nurse coordinators regarding person-centered communication and to headlight needs of work integrated learning related to a person-centered way of working.

    Method: A semi-structed interview study was conducted with seven cancer nurse coordinators from three different cancer care units in Västra Götalands region, Sweden. A qualitative content analysis was performed.

    Results: The analyze resulted in showing how cancer nurses use their experience working towards a person-centered communication and their thoughts about person-centered care. The result also headlights the nurses thoughts of work integrated learning related to person-centered way of working.

    Conclusion: The cancer nurse coordinators used their experience to shape a person-centered communication with the patient. The nurse was supported and developed the work through the support from knowledgeable co-workers. The results show that despite the support and learning trough co-workers, which gave partially development of the work integrated learning, the theoretical knowledge of a person-centered care was at times uncompleted.

  • 2366.
    Wendel, Lisa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Berg, David
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Att ständigt vara på sin vakt - sjuksköterskors upplevelser av hotfulla situationer på akutmottagningar: En litteraturstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Physical and verbal aggression against healthcare staff, particularly nurses is an international concern. The emergency department is seen as a high-risk area for workplace aggression. Working as a nurse in such environment is demanding and involves facing a variety of risks and threats.

    Aim: To highlight nurses' experiences of threatening situations at emergency departments.

    Method: A literature study based on qualitative articles. Eleven articles were analysed and included.

    Results: How the nurse experience the threatening situation defines the outcome of the consequences. The nurses' experiences can be divided into three main themes; to constantly be on your guard, unseen and unheard, vulnerable and inadequate. The feeling of fear in their working environment effected the caring of all patients.

    Conclusion: The experience of threatening situations is individual and can be percieved in different ways. Often a feeling of fear and insecurity emerges. The patientcare is therefore negatively affected and nurses receive little support from the hospital management.

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  • 2367.
    Wennerberg, Mia M.T.
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg,Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Health and culture.
    Danielson, Ella
    University of Gothenburg,Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lundgren, Solveig M.
    University of Gothenburg,Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Unravelling Swedish informal caregivers' Generalized Resistance Resources2016In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 602-603Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BackgroundInterlinked aspects, as demographic changes, accentuation on home-based community care, increase the amount of informal caregivers to older adults. To preserve and enhance their health are subsequently essential and a reoccurring topic on political agendas. How this may be achieved is vividly debated and mainly focused on elimination of risks and stresses associated with caregiving. Within health promotion, the salutogenic approach focusing on resources to health is recognised and this approach was used to acquire necessary knowledge to enhance caregivers' health 'the salutogenic way'.AimTo present Generalised and Specific Resistance Resources (GRRs/SRRs) described by caregivers as stemming from themselves and their carerecipients.MethodologyTo unravel caregivers' GRRs/SRRs, a theory-driven, explorative design guided by definitions of GRRs/SRRs was utilised. Data were collected through salutogenically guided interviews with 32 Swedish caregivers in one municipality. Inductively, data were analysed using content analysis to identify each caregiver's SRRs and thereafter deduction to identify the population's GRRs.FindingsThe synthesis of findings, caregivinghood, encompasses several domains of GRRs seemingly involved in caregivers' movements towards health. In the caregiver domain, 'Being someone significant in my own eyes' unites the essence of having access to GRRs stemming from oneself and 'Being "blessed" with a co-operative co-worker' that of having access to GRRs stemming from the carerecipient. This may be the core in an orientation to life which creates positive life experiences, since it enables caregivers to find a 'fit' between the possible and desired when resolving challenges.Conclusion and implicationsHealth-promoting initiatives should be conducted as partnerships between formal and informal sources due to the versatility of GRRs. It also seems essential to empower both parties so that they may make sense of their situation and use their available GRRs/SRRs in this 'joint venture' of managing. Thereby, their motivation to continue the journey through Caregivinghood may be enhanced.

  • 2368.
    Wennerberg, Mia M.T.
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Homecare Health and Nursing, Municipality of Orust , Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg , Sweden.
    Lundgren, Solveig M.
    University of Gothenburg , Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Gothenburg , Sweden.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Danielson, Ella
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Nursing , Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg , Sweden.
    Me and You in Caregivinghood: Dyadic resistance resources and deficits out of the informal caregiver's perspective2019In: Aging & Mental Health, ISSN 1360-7863, E-ISSN 1364-6915, Vol. 23, no 8, p. 1041-1048Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE:To present Specific and Generalized Resistance Resources (SRRs/GRRs) and Deficits (SRDs/GRDs) described by 32 informal caregivers as originating from themselves and their older adult carerecipients as dyads.METHOD:Salutogenic interviewing was used to assemble data from caregivers. A theory-driven, memo-guided and comparative analysis using within- and across- case analysis was applied to unravel resources and deficits influencing the outcomes when they managed tension associated with caregiving.FINDINGS:Living in fellowship in a well-functioning dyad unites the essence of having access to dyadic SRRs/GRRs. Such access enables dyads to use their specific dyadic tension management to resolve challenges through cooperation, derives 'positive' life-experiences and preserves dyad functioning. Struggling alone in a malfunctioning dyad indicates the presence of dyadic SRDs/GRDs counteracting such a development. If these SRDs/GRDs accumulate, the dyad become less able to resolve challenges, 'negative' life-experiences accumulates, the carerecipient's capability to cooperate decreases, caregiver's workload increases, the dyad becomes increasingly malfunctioning and moves towards the point where caregiving ends due to lack of usable SRRs/GRRs.CONCLUSIONS:Findings reveals the complex duality of caregiving and the necessity to assess all available SRRs/GRRs and SRDs/GRDs for caregiving dyads, including out of the carerecipient's perspective. Appropriate 'salutogenic' support reduces SRDs/GRDs, makes available SRRs/GRRs usable or provides alternative SRRs/GRRs, thereby dyadic tension management and dyadic functionality is preserved during this phase of life labelled Caregivinghood. The study adds new knowledge to the salutogenic framework regarding central, theoretical concepts and suggests how data for health promoting initiatives conducted the 'salutogenic way' may be acquired.

  • 2369.
    Wennerblom, Eva
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Möten i livet: En analys av självbiografier skrivna av personer med schizofreni2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder. Schizophrenia belongs to the group of psychotic disorders which means that the patient loses touch of reality. Schizophrenia is existing all over the world in the same degree. The aim with this study was to illuminate how persons with schizophrenia, experience meetings with other people. The method for reaching the aim in this study was to study, listen and read books written by persons with Schizophrenia and to analyze these books. It felt natural to use autobiographies of schizophrenic persons. The result showed that there were two themes and seven sub themes. The two themes were positive experiences and negative experiences. A positive experience was when they felt some happiness and joy, confirmation, safety and calmness from the person they met. Negative experience was feeling violated, not being confirmed and self- contempt. Conclusions of this study is that giving persons with the diagnosis schizophrenia confirmation and show respect is crucial for a positive experience of meeting with others.

  • 2370.
    Werner, Annika
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Nordberg, Emma
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Sjuksköterskors dilemma när patienten motsätter livsavgörande vårdinsatser: en litteraturstudie2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background   The patient's rights to self-determine their own health care is described in Swedish legislation and guidelines. However, due to infancy, unconsciousness, severe brain damage or certain diseases, some patients might be unable to make such decisions. Ethically difficult situations do occur, not infrequently associated with culture. Since the patient is vulnerable, there is a risk that the patient in the treatment and care can not be bothered to maintain right to autonomy and that the nurse violates patient integrity.

    Aim                 The aim of this study was to illustrate the nurse's dilemma when the patient refuses vital caring efforts.

    Method           A literature review of eight scientific articles with a qualitative approach was performed.

    Results           The results revealed the following domains to describe the nurse's dilemma when the patient refuses vital care interventions: patients’ reasons for treatment refusal, the nurse's understanding of the patient's refusal of care and contradictory legislation

    Conclusion     More knowledge and discussion of the patient's decision-making competence is needed for both the nursing profession and those who make decisions on legislation.

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  • 2371.
    Werner, Gabriella
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Andersson, Jessica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Kvinnor som genomgått mastektomi – Det blir aldrig som förr: En litteraturöversikt2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in women. Treatments of breast cancer are constantly developing which leads to a high rate of surviving women. Being affected of breast cancer can result in many intense feelings and a changed body. Most of the women who get affected by breast cancer are treated with surgical treatment. One operation that is used is mastectomy, an surgical operation where one or both breasts are being removed. This may lead to several feelings, changed body image and the women have to adapt to their new body. Aim: The aim of the overview was to explore women's experiences, thoughts and emotions after a mastectomy, due to breast cancer.

    Method:

    A literature overview study based on seven qualitative and three quantitative studies. Results: In the result four themes emerged, The body betrays and is no longer complete, You are not the same person anymore, Femininity and sexuality are lost and The social limitations.

    Conclusion:

    One of the main findings shown in the result was how the mastectomy changed the women's body image. It seemed to be difficult to accept the changed body, which became a constant reminder of the disease. The women no longer recognized themselves and therefore had a hard time when it came to show themselves in front of people in the surroundings. The women also felt limitations in social situations and the body became an obstacle; they did not feel comfortable, isolated themselves and avoided everyday activities. This is important to acknowledge as a nurse and be able to give adequate support in both short term and long term.

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  • 2372.
    Wernerliv, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Palmhagen, Malin
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Patienters sökning efter hälsoinformation via internet inför mötet med distriktssköterskan2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: When we as health care nurses meets patients at day care centers, they often have questions regarding health information that they have found on the internet. These questions can be supportive and a guidance in the process of finding appropriate treatment and diagnosis. But the questions can also take important time when the patient interpreted the health information that they found and demand for unnecessary investigations. The aim of this study was to investigate patients search for health information online prior to contact of a Health care nurse. Method: To find participants that used internet for health search we found Facebook as the best place to share a questionnaire. The result of the study was interpreted by both quantitative and qualitative method. The authors used a content analysis to analyse the open questions in the study. The result formed these kategories; trust, participation, empowerment. Conclusion: The result showed that it is important that we as district nurses has knowledge from where patients get their information and that patients are aware the district nurses has the knowledge. Patient needs guidance from the nurses, but the result also shows that patients find it important to be able to discuss the health information they have found. Keywords: district nurse, empowerment, health information, internet, patient

  • 2373.
    Wernerliv, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Pihlblad, Sofia
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Familjens närvaro vid återupplivning: En litteraturöversikt av sjuksköterskors erfarenheter2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    The new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation states that the family should be given the opportunity to be present at the resuscitation of a close relative. A cardiac arrest is an emotional experience for the family. In addition to being part of the resuscitation effort, the nurse also needs to take care of the family.

    Aim:

    The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of family presence during resuscitation.

    Method:

    A literature review has been made of 13 studies where differences and similarities were analyzed. The articles were published between the years of 2009 – 2013

    Result:

    The nurses' experiences were divided into three categories; Factors that affect family presence, The nurse' experience surrounding the presence of the family, Factors affecting family presence in the resuscitation room. The result showed that, the feeling of confidence, the ability to work under stressful conditions, the reactions of the family and external prerequisites and the presences of a family support person were important. All nurses had unique experiences that influenced their attitudes towards family presence during resuscitation.

    Conclusion:

    Every resuscitation is unique and the family's presence should be evaluated. The need for a family support person was identified as an important factor to ease the family's presence. Local protocols should be created that clearly states the decision process and whom become the family support person. Travelbee's nursing theory facilitates the comprehension of the interactions between the family and the nurse.

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  • 2374.
    Wernerliv, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Pihlblad, Sofia
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Familjens närvaro vid återupplivning: En litteraturöversikt av sjuksköterskors erfarenheter2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    The new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation states that the family should be given the opportunity to be present at the resuscitation of a close relative. A cardiac arrest is an emotional experience for the family. In addition to being part of the resuscitation effort, the nurse also needs to take care of the family.

    Aim:

    The aim of this study was to describe nurses’ experiences of family presence during resuscitation.

    Method:

    A literature review has been made of 13 studies where differences and similarities were analyzed. The articles were published between the years of 2009 – 2013

    Result:

    The nurses’ experiences were divided into three categories; Factors that affect family presence, The nurse’ experience surrounding the presence of the family, Factors affecting family presence in the resuscitation room. The result showed that, the feeling of confidence, the ability to work under stressful conditions, the reactions of the family and external prerequisites and the presences of a family support person were important. All nurses had unique experiences that influenced their attitudes towards family presence during resuscitation.

    Conclusion:

    Every resuscitation is unique and the family’s presence should be evaluated. The need for a family support person was identified as an important factor to ease the family’s presence. Local protocols should be created that clearly states the decision process and whom become the family support person. Travelbee’s nursing theory facilitates the comprehension of the interactions between the family and the nurse

  • 2375.
    Westberg, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Alamgir, Sultana
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Upplevelser av att leva med en permanent stomi2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Ostomy surgery refers to surgical procedures that reroute the elimination process of the bowel and alters the usual form of elimination. There are different reasons why a person gets a ostomy, depending on the reason for the surgery. The number of persons living with ostomys in Sweden is unknown. However, the reaction to intestinal diversion surgery can be a devastating experience. Living with a ostomy for a longer period may affect the individual. Nurses are important members of the health care team and have a significant role in caring for patients with ostomy.

    Aim: The aim was to describe experiences living with a permanent ostomy.

    Method: A qualitative litterature-based design was used in the study. CINAHL and PubMed databases were used to search qualitative articles. Articles were analyzed and reviewed by the five-step method in Friberg.

    Results: The result is based on ten qualitative articles. After making the analysis three main themes and nine sub-themes were identified. The three main themes were: the altered body appearance, the changing of daily life and interference with anticipated return to normal. The sub- themes were: fear, anxiety, disgrace and irritated skin, body image, acceptance, independence, daily activities, diet, impact on relationships, supporting, loneliness and isolation.

    Conclusion: Having a ostomy is a major event and it affects personal self-concept and restricts their lives in various ways. Nurses need to provide education, support advice and referral for specialist help if required to promote health and reduce suffering.

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  • 2376. Wester, Agneta
    et al.
    Larsson, Lena
    Olofsson, Lena
    Pennbrant, Sandra
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing.
    Caregivers’ experiences of caring for an elderly next of kin in Sweden2013In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 28-32Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Care of elderly changed in the 1990s in Sweden; treatment sessions were shortened in particular. Consequently, patients have a greater need for care when returning home from hospital. This task may seem overwhelming and caregivers can feel lonely, worn out and resigned in their situation. Aim: Explore how caregivers experience caring for an elderly next of kin in ordinary living. Method: Qualitative content analysis of semi-structured interviews with eleven Swedish caregivers. Findings: Caregivers experienced their situation as something to be endured. In particular, they felt a need for belonging, a need for controlling everyday life, and a need for support. Conclusion: Home care nurses, health centres and home support workers should be aware of and respect caregivers’ needs in terms of support.

  • 2377.
    Westerberg, Sandra
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Oskarsson,, Cecilia
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Nutrition inom den palliativa vården: upplevelser från patienter och närstående2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In Sweden many people are in need of palliative care in end of life. The goal with palliative care is to create conditions to improve quality of life when disease can no longer be cured. A natural step in the dying process is that the patients stop eating and this can be difficult to handle for both the patient and their close relatives. Here, the nurse becomes a key to motivate and support.

    Aim: The aim was to highlight the experience of nutrition in palliative care for patients and close relatives.

    Method: A literature-based study based on analysis of nine qualitative scientific studies.

    Results: Themes that emerged in the new result was A desire for extended life, A change in everyday life and Food as a consideration, and associated subthemes. Close relatives often used food as a way of showing love and nursing while patients eat to reduce the anxiety of their close relatives, they ate to please.

    Conclusion: Common to the result was that both patients and close relatives experienced a reduced quality of life related to nutrition and as a reminder that death was approaching. Food was seen as a central and health promoting part of everyday life and a significant part of the social community.

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  • 2378.
    Wibom, Linda
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Betydelsen av en personcentrerad vård i omvårdnadsarbetet för att förebygga och lindra oro hos personer med kognitiv sjukdom: En intervjustudie ur omvårdnadspersonalens perspektiv2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Sweden's population is getting older and an older population means an increase in cognitive diseases. Today, there is between 130000 and 150000 people with cognitive disease, and approximately 80% of these sometimes suffer behavioral and mental disorders (BPSD) during the course of the disease. For example, these symptoms may manifest as anxiety. It is a challenge for both close relatives and nursing staff to respond to these symptoms and good knowledge of the subject is required to give people a good quality of life and a meaningful life. The nurse is assigned to lead the team in the nursing work and must have knowledge of the staff's competence in order to best contribute to good nursing.

    Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate nursing staff perceptions of nursing interventions being taken to prevent and alleviate anxiety for people with cognitive disease.

    Method: The study has a qualitative inductive approach. Data was collected with semi-structured interviews. Five participants were included in the study and they were nursing staff who worked at a municipal dementia residence. The samples were chosen strategically to get the best possible information to answer the purpose. The collected material was analyzed with qualitative content analysis.

    Results: The results showed that the nursing staff have many good strategies and thoughts on nursing interventions to prevent and alleviate the anxiety of people with cognitive disease. It turned out that a person-centered approach with the person in focus is very important for a good nursing job. Furthermore, the results show that teamwork with good collaboration in the working group and good support from the nurse is of great importance in the nursing work when it comes to nursing measures in case of anxiety among the residents. The participants felt that they had a good working environment that favors nursing work, but that they sometimes felt that they lacked some skills to fully respond to the residents' anxiety.

    Conclusion: Person-centered care is of great importance in the care of people with cognitive disease. The work is challenging and it is important that those working in health care have the right skills and conditions to be able to best prevent and alleviate the anxiety of people with cognitive diseases.

  • 2379.
    Widell, Linnea
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Bjelkne, Sandra
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Navigera i det nya livet: Närståendes upplevelser av stöd vid strokesjukdom2021Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Approximately 25,000 people in Sweden receive a stroke diagnosis annually. Stroke can lead to major consequences such as loss of bodily functions that will affect the daily life of the stroke survivor. Family, and those caregivers who are living closely with the patient play an important role in the stroke survivor’s life and they are often expected to contribute with support. It is important to identify the needs of people close to the patient in an early stage. As well as involving them in their special needs during the process as it increases their sense of manageability. Nurses' area of responsibility is based on enabling participation and seeing both patients and relatives. Relatives have an expectation of contributing support to the patient. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe relatives' experiences of support related to stroke. Method: A literature-based study and an analysis of seven qualitative scientific articles. Results: The analysis resulted in one main theme: the navigation in a new life. The results showed how important information and knowledge is for the relatives to; achieve good support, to not develop an illness as a result of their support efforts, adjusting to their new role and situation in a better way to create a positive environment. Conclusion: Relatives described a difficult situation where they experienced fear and concern. Professional support assisted the relatives in the situation. By observing the situation, a profound understanding can be reached and by involving relatives, thus contributes to an improved health.

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  • 2380.
    Wiesner, Johanna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Adolfsson, Sofia
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av arbetet med basala hygienrutiner: En litteraturbaserad studie2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Every year millions of patients around the world are affected by a nosocomial infection as a consequence of poor hygiene among the caregiving staff. These infections may lead to death, thus the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at a greater risk. By training all caregivers in proper hygiene and the ways in which infections spread, these cross infections can be avoided.

    Aim:

    The aim of this study was to describe the nurses' experiences of hygiene work. Method: A literature based study was conducted on nine scientific articles extracted from the database CINAHL. These were read, reviewed and analyzed by the authors.

    Results:

    Four themes became apparent; the experience that knowledge matters, the experience that rolemodels matters, the experience that workplace enviroment matters and the experience of a will to protect oneself.

    Conclusion:

    The nurses experienced several reasons for compliance to hygiene including; good role models, easy access to disinfectants, knowledge about hygiene and how infections spread.

  • 2381.
    Wiesner, Johanna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Wennberg, Tove
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Ett tillitsfullt samspel: Barnhälsovårdssjuksköterskors upplevelser av vad som stödjer och hindrar vårdrelationer till föräldrar2020Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Child healthcare in Sweden and its health promotional work, with the aim of promoting children's health and safety is a social resource. The child health nurse meets the majority of families regardless of the families' social or cultural background. The nurse is responsible for creating and maintaining a good caring relationship to parents, as well as inform and reach out with health promotion knowledge. In a systematic search, an overwhelming amount of research was identified about the caring relationships in a hospital context.

    Aim: The aim of the study was to describe child health care nurses' experiences of what supports and prevents the caring relationship with parents in child health care in Sweden.

    Method: The qualitative data collection consisted of 15 narrative stories written by nurses and sent by e-mail. The informants work in northern, middle and western Sweden in municipalities with a range of 4800-579000 inhabitants, with a wide socio-demographic variation. The analysis was conducted with qualitative content analysis according to Hällgren Graneheim and Lundman.

    Results: The result ended in an overall theme: a trusting interaction, which was the foundation of a caring relationship with five categories: time, communication, knowledge, responsiveness and environment - that according to the nurses could support or prevent the caring relationship.

    Conclusion: A good caring relationship with trust between nurses and parents facilitates the health promotion work in child health care, which is an important part of promoting Swedish public health.

  • 2382.
    Wigert, Helena
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, (SWE) .
    Berg, Linda
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, (SWE).
    Arveklev Höglund, Susanna
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Morrison-Helme, Morag
    Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, (GBR).
    Lepp, Margret
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, (SWE); Østfold University College, Halden, (NOR); School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, (AUS).
    Managing conflict situations nursing students encounter during their clinical practice, narrated and performed through Forum Play2021In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 56, p. -7, article id 103177Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim:

    To describe and illuminate conflict situations nursing students encounter during their clinical practice, narrated and performed through Forum Play.

    Background:

    Conflicts are common in healthcare settings and affect patient care and the wellbeing of nurses. To be able to manage complex practice situations, conflict management is an essential competence for nurses and should be highlighted during education. The aim of the study was to describe and illuminate conflict situations nursing students encounter during their clinical practice, narrated and performed through Forum Play.

    Design:

    The study was designed as a summative qualitative analysis of written group assignments related to nursing students participation in a drama workshop. Method: A summative qualitative content analysis of written group assignments related to nursing students participation in a drama workshop, focusing on conflict management. During the workshop the students explored conflict situations they had encountered during clinical practice, through Forum Play. After the workshop, the students handed in a mandatory written group assignment where they described one of the conflict situations. Results: The findings are presented in three categories; Parties; Arenas; Situations, one main theme;  Who knows best and two subthemes; Difficulties to adapt to the new and Difficulties reaching a mutual understanding.

    Conclusion:

    Conflict situations that nursing students encounter during their clinical practice often stem from the health care staff’s difficulties in adapting to the new and difficulty reaching a mutual understanding. Conflict management can be implemented as a powerful learning strategy in nursing education.  

  • 2383.
    Wik, Kristina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Yarollahi, Alexandra
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Första året som intensivvårdssjuksköterska: Upplevelsen av att vara nyutbildad2020Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background Newly trained intensive care nurses describe the first year as very challenging. Bad experiences such as lack of support and feedback prevent the intensive care nurse from feeling confident in their professional role with the result of leaving their employment.

    Aim The purpose of the study was to describe the newly trained intensive care nurse's experience of working in the intensive care unit

    Method The study is based on a qualitative method. With the help of semi-structured interviews, material was collected from nine intensive care nurses and then analyzed with qualitative content analysis.

    Results Finally, the results of this study are based on two main categories, "Using one's knowledge and developing" and "Working in a good psychosocial work environment". The two main categories each have two subcategories.

    Conclusion In order to feel confident in her professional role, the newly trained intensive care nurse must acquire knowledge and learn to trust her own abilities over time. The importance of a good psychosocial work environment emerges as an important aspect in most of the interviews. To feel respected and to be part of the working group is fundamental. A good psychosocial work environment promotes pedagogical conversations and the exchange of knowledge, where newly trained intensive care nurses are allowed to develop in safe circumstances.

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  • 2384.
    Wikström, Ann-Charlott
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Knowing in practice: a tool in the production of intensive care2007Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim with the the present thesisi was to find out how intensive care is produced by focusing on the ICU staffs interaction with each other and the technological tools they use. Theoretical perspective draws on socio cultural theory and the concepts accounting practices, moralöity in discourse and workplace research. The method used is ethnography and the data has been collected through participant observations and interviews in an intensive care unit in Swedish health care. The result... mer

    is presented through four papers. The first paper shows that intensive care to a great extent is produced through rutines. The division of labour is marked and taken for granted by the ICU staffs. Verbal reports, visual displays and activities make the information avaliable and shared understanding seems to make words redundant when the everyday practices are carried out. Further technology seems to be embedded in the caring for the patients. In the second paper the findings also show that technology intervenes in the division of labour and both challenges the ICU staffs' practical knowing and refurmulates practice. The awareness of routine problems is connected to the ability to "see" and to the ICU staffs cultural/contextual knowing. Knowing in practice transforms when new technology is introduced in the ICU. Problems are solved in concert often in a hierarchical way. The third paper in turn illuminates that the meaning of technology seems to be connected to the ICU staffs' accounting practices, i.e. their experiences of intensive care, thaier education, how long they have worked in the ICU and their positions in the network. Accounting practices is also socially shaped by the interaction among the ICU staff.It is the knowing that has been developed over time and it is the knowing that new ICU staff members have to learn to be competent actors in the ICU environment. Furthermore it is found in the fourth paper that moral values are negotiated in assessments of patients, medical decisions, other professionals (in)competence and othe institutions' activities. Thus it seems that moral values embedded and intertwined in the ICU staffs' everyday practices. It is concluded that the ICU staffs competence i.e. knowing in situated activities could be seen as a tool in the production of intensive care. And this knowing seems to be distributed between the humans and between humans and the technological tools to make everyday practices more flexible. The ICU staff does not solve problems solely through individual cognitive work rather staff members "borrow" knowing from each other and solve problems in concert. Intensive care is produced here and now at the same time as the past is present in the everyday pracitices. The meaning is shaped in context and moral values are embedded in the intensive care discourse. In this sense intensive care could be described as a technically, cognitively and morally intense environment.

  • 2385.
    Wikström, Ann-Charlott
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Cederborg, Ann-Christin
    Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linköping University.
    Johanson, Marita
    University West, Administration .
    The meaning of technology in an intensive care unit-an interview study2007In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 187-195Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2386.
    Wikström, Ann-Charlott
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Johanson, Marita
    University West, Administration .
    Plos, Kathy
    Cederborg, Ann-Christin
    Morality in discourse in a intensive care unit: a field studtArticle in journal (Refereed)
  • 2387.
    Wikström, Ann-Charlott
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Larsson, Ullabeth Sätterlund
    Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Institute of Health Care Pedagogics.
    Technology -an actor in the ICU: a study in workplace research tradition.2004In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 13, no 5, p. 555-61Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The present study focuses on human-machine interaction in an intensive care unit in the West of Sweden. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to explore how technology intervenes and challenges the ICU staff's knowing in practice. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE: The study's theoretical starting point draws on workplace research tradition. Workplace studies encompass the interaction between the actors' situated activities and the technological tools that make their activities possible. METHOD: Fieldwork or in situ studies of everyday practice in an intensive care unit documented in written field notes constituted the data. RESULTS: The findings show first how technology intervenes in the division of labour when the taken-for-granted "old" everyday practice is disrupted when a new machine intervenes in the morning's work; secondly, it reveal how technology challenges practical knowing and thirdly, it shows how technology reformulates practice. Staff members' awareness of routine problems is often connected to the ability to see, which is always related to cultural/contextual competence. CONCLUSION: It is concluded that it is not talk alone that helps the caregivers to "(dis)solve" the problems. The ability to see the problems, the work environment and to find the relevant supporting tools for "(dis)solving" the routine problems is also crucial. But it is not possible to say that it is the skillful work of humans that solve problems, nor do we claim it is the tools that do so. Humans and tools are interwoven in the problem-solving process. Relevance to clinical practice. Routine problems in the intensive care unit are not "(dis)solved" through the cognitive work of individual staff members alone. Problems are also "(dis)solved" jointly with other staff members. Staff members "borrow" the knowing from each other and problems are re-represented through communication. The knowing has to be distributed among the intensive care unit staff to make the everyday work flexible.

  • 2388.
    Wikström, Ann-Charlott
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Sätterlund Larsson, Ullabeth
    Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Institute of Health Care Pedagogics.
    Patient on display: a study of everyday practice in intensive care2003In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 43, no 4, p. 376-83Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: This study investigates the situated organization in a workplace producing intensive care, that is an intensive care unit (ICU). The workplace research tradition concerns work and interaction/communication in technology-intensive environments. Communication is seen as social action and cannot be separated from production or from the context in which the activities are situated. AIM: The aim of the present study was to explore how intensive care is produced by analysing a recurrent situated activity in the ICU, namely the delivery and reception of a patient coming from the operation unit. METHOD: In the fieldwork, participant observations was used to study everyday practice in an ICU, combined with written field notes. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION: Intensive care is to a great extent produced through routine practices. The division of labour is marked and is taken for granted: everyone knows what to do. The actors' physical location in the room is connected to their functions and work with supportive tools. Verbal reports, visual displays and activities make the information transmission available to everyone in the patient room. Shared understanding of the situation seems to make words redundant when the activities of competent actors are co-ordinated. There is also coordination between the actors in the ICU and the technological equipment, which constantly produces new information that must be interpreted. Enrolled Nurses are physically closest to the patients, the physician is the one most physically distant from patients and Registered Nurses bridge the gap between them. These actors produce and re-produce intensive care through constant sense-making in the here and now at the same time as the past is present in their activities.

  • 2389.
    Wikström, Markus
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Hälsa och livskvalitet hos dialyspatienter: En litteraturöversikt2020Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Dialysis is a treatment for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure and is a necessity for the patient to stay alive. The treatment when undergoing hemodialysis in a hospital setting includes several long visits every week and can only be terminated if the patient has received a new kidney through transplantation. In relation to the concept of health as Katie Eriksson explains it this study focuses on Lennart Nordenfelts theory of Quality of Life and Health as one way of understanding the patients’ perception on these accounts.

    Aim: To investigate in what way the dialysis treatment affects, and its consequences affect, the patients.

    Method: A literature review of qualitative studies was conducted in this study to identify what is stipulated as the aim of the study.

    Results: A wide variety of factors impairs the dialysis patient’s ability to live a life with quality and good health. They affect both the physical and psychological realm of the patient and extends into more specific areas such as the social life and ability to work. These factors causes the patient to feel fear, shame and isolation as three examples, which in turn can add to the burden creating a vicious cycle.

    Conclusion: The risk of being unable to fulfill ones goals in life is greatly increased for a patient undergoing dialysis. Hence, it is vital for nurses to explore in what way the will of the patient is compromised through person centered care.

  • 2390.
    Wiljen, A.
    et al.
    ‎Sodra Alvsborgs Sjukhus, Dept Pediat, Borås, Sweden.
    Chaplin, J.
    Univ Gothenburg, Inst Clin Sci, Dept Pediat, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Jobe, William
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johnson, E.
    Univ Pretoria, Ctr Augmentat & Alternat Commun, Pretoria, South Africa (ZAF).
    Karlsson, K.
    Univ Boras, Fac Caring Sci Work Life & Social Welf, Boras, Sweden.
    Lindroth, Tomas
    Univ Gothenburg, Div Informat, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Schwarz, A.
    Sodra Alvsborg Hosp, Dept Res Educ & Innovat, Reg Vastra Gotaland, Boras, Sweden.
    Stenmarker, M.
    Univ Gothenburg, Inst Clin Sci, Dept Pediat, Gothenburg, Sweden; Futurum Acad Hlth & Care, Reg Jonkoping Cty, Dept Pediat, Jonkoping, Sweden.
    Thunberg, G.
    Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Dart Ctr Aac & At, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Ohlen, J.
    Univ Gothenburg, Inst Hlth & Care Sci, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Nilsson, S.
    Univ Gothenburg, Inst Hlth & Care Sci, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    The Development of a Person-Centred Communicative Support Tool for Symptom Relief in Children With Cancer2020In: Pediatric Blood & Cancer, ISSN 1545-5009, E-ISSN 1545-5017, Vol. 67, no 4, SI, p. S194-S195Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2391.
    Wiljen, Angelica
    et al.
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE); University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE); Department of Paediatrics, Region Västra Götaland, Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Borås (SWE).
    Chaplin, John Eric
    Department of Paediatrics, Institute for Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Crine, Vanessa
    University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Jobe, William
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johnson, Ensa
    Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria, Pretoria (ZAF); Department of Inclusive Education, University of South Africa, Pretoria (ZAF).
    Karlsson, Katarina
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås, Borås (SWE).
    Lindroth, Tomas
    Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Schwarz, Annelie
    Department of Research, Education and Innovation, Region Västra Götaland, Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Borås (SWE).
    Stenmarker, Margaretha
    Department of Paediatrics, Institute for Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE); Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping (SWE); Department of Paediatrics, Region Jönköping County, Jönköping (SWE).
    Thunberg, Gunilla
    University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE); Dart Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg (SWE); Speech and Language Pathology Unit, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Öhlén, Joakim
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE); University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE); Palliative Centre, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Nilsson, Stefan
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE); University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    The development of a mHealth tool for children with long-term illness to enable person-centred communication: a co-design approach2021In: Quality of Life Research, ISSN 0962-9343, E-ISSN 1573-2649, Vol. 30, no SUPPL 1, 1, SIArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:Children with long-term illnesses frequently experience symptoms that could negatively affect their daily lives. These symptoms are often underreported in health care. Despite a large number of mobile health (mHealth) tools, few are based on a theoretical framework or supported by scientific knowledge. Incorporating universal design when developing a product can promote accessibility and facilitate person-centered communication.

    Objective: The aim of this study is to identify the symptom-reporting needs of children with cancer and congenital heart defects that could be satisfied by using a mobile app. Another aim is to evaluate how the child might interact with the app by considering universal design principles and to identify parents’ views and health care professionals’ expectations and requirements for an mHealth tool.

    Methods: User-centered design is an iterative process that focuses on an understanding of the users. The adapted user-centered design process includes 2 phases with 4 stages. Phase 1 involved interviews with 7 children with long-term illnesses, 8 parents, and 19 health care professionals to determine their needs and wishes for support; a workshop with 19 researchers to deepen our understanding of the needs; and a workshop with developers to establish a preliminary tool to further investigate needs and behaviors. Phase 2 involved interviews with 10 children with long-term illnesses, 9 parents, and 21 health care professionals to evaluate the mock-up (prototype) of the mHealth tool. Data were synthesized using the interpretive description technique.

    Results:A total of 4 aspects of needs emerged from the synthesis of the data, as follows: different perspectives on provided and perceived support; the need for an easy-to-use, non–clinic-based tool to self-report symptoms and to facilitate communication; the need for safety by being in control and reaching the child’s voice; and a way of mapping the illness journey to facilitate recall and improve diagnostics. The children with long-term illnesses expressed a need to not only communicate about pain but also communicate about anxiety, fatigue, fear, and nausea.

    Conclusions: The findings of this study indicated that the PicPecc (Pictorial Support in Person-Centered Care for Children) app is a potential solution for providing communicative support to children with long-term illnesses dealing with multiple symptoms and conditions. The interview data also highlighted symptoms that are at risk of being overlooked if they are not included in the mobile app. Further studies are needed to include usability testing and evaluation in hospitals and home care settings.

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  • 2392.
    Wilsson, Sandra
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Andersson, Sara
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Partners upplevelser av att leva med en person som har en demenssjukdom: Att fysiskt leva tillsammans, men psykiskt stå ensam2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: As the population grows older the more often people become affected of dementia. Behind the person with dementia stands a family and often a partner. Partners feel a responsibility to take care of the person with dementia which means to take care of their daily routines, to manage the behavior and take care of the household. It can be such a stressful task that the partner often forgets their own health and wellbeing.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to illustrate partners' experiences to live with a person with dementia disease.

    Method: A literature study with a qualitative content analysis of twelve scientific articles using Fribergs' five step model.

    Results: The study resulted in three main themes: In sickness or in health, A daily fight and The need of support. In sickness or in health got three subthemes, Feel a duty to care, Go from partner to caregiver and A future as individuals instead of a couple. Under A daily fight there was also three subthemes, To not understand, Handle the everyday life and Manage to undure life. The need of support got two subthemes, Insight to need help and Room for own-time.

    Conclusion: When problems occurs in the caring of the person with dementia, partners needs support from the professional care to learn how to handle situations or to get relieved from the caring. They also need to be seen and confirmed for what they do. Therefore, it is important to in good time support this group of relatives through the progress of the disease.

  • 2393.
    Wingstedt, Sanna
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Ortorexia nervosa : att balansera mellan hälsa och ohälsa2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Orthorexia nervosa is a condition that is used to explain an extremely healthy behavior in terms of food. Ortorexia nervosa is not a diagnosed eating disorder and the concept exhibits both similarities and differences with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. There are also similarities between orthorexia nervosa and obsessive compulsive disorder.

    Aim

    The aim of this study was to describe the area of knowledge covering the concept of orthorexia nervosa.

    Method

    A literature review was used to analyze eleven quantitative and one qualitative article.

    Results

    The result confirms that orthorexia nervosa is an extremely healthy behavior with consequences like obsessions, malnutrition and becoming socially isolated. The fact that orthorexia nervosa not is a generally accepted diagnosis means difficulties to both measure and to determine prevalence.

    Conclusion

    In the daily work of nurses with health promotion it requires knowledge of what is healthy and what is unhealthy. By understanding what orthorexia nervosa is, an individualized care can be achieved. More research on the concept ortorexia nervosa is required to determine whether there needs to be a diagnosis or if the orthorectic behavior is nothing more than a part of other mental disorders.

  • 2394.
    Winman, Thomas
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Från personlig anteckning till elektronisk patientjournal2009In: Organisation, teknik och lärande / [ed] Larsson, Göran, Stockholm: Carlsson , 2009, p. 187-204Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2395.
    Winman, Thomas
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Rystedt, Hans
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing.
    Från patientjournal till digitala informationssystem2010In: Omvårdnadens grunder: en specialutgåva för sjuksköterskor / [ed] Edberg, Anna-Karin, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2010, 1, p. 313-342Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2396.
    Winneby, Ewa
    et al.
    SHD, FyrBoDal, Uddevalla.
    Flensner, Gullvi
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing.
    Rudolfsson, Gudrun
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Feeling rejected or invited: Experiences of persons seeking care advice at the Swedish Healthcare Direct organization2014In: Japan Journal of Nursing Science, ISSN 1742-7932, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 87-93Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim Swedish Healthcare Direct is an organization staffed by registered nurses who act as telenurses and assess callers’ need for care, taking both medical and personal aspects into account. They direct the care seeker to: emergency care (level I), a care center on duty (level II), their regular doctor (level III), or provide advice about self-care strategies (level IV). In this assessment process, the nurse and care seeker should reach mutual agreement. The aim and focus of the present study was to elucidate the care seeker’s situation and experiences of the care received after being triaged and directed to level II, although the telenurse in fact assessed their medical problems as corresponding to level III. Methods A total of eight recent Swedish Healthcare Direct users were interviewed in this qualitative study. Data were analyzed by means of content analysis. Results Three themes emerged – “feeling trapped”, “feeling disrespected”, and “feeling invited” – comprising seven subthemes. Conclusion Care seekers experienced suffering as well as struggling to be allowed to be a patient. When not met by an ethically correct stance, they continued to seek care. In contrast, when they encountered commitment and an ethically correct attitude, their health process began and they had no further need for contact.

  • 2397.
    Winroth, Jan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Rydqvist, Lars-Göran
    Hälsa & Hälsopromotion med focus på individ-, grupp- och organisationsnivå.2008Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 2398.
    Wässing, Linn
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    Spartalis, Paul
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    “Sjuksköterskan Bob?”: Komplexiteten med den manlige sjuksköterskans beröring2023Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: According to the traditional gender norms the nursing profession is best suited for women. The healthcare is female-dominated with a slow development of men entering the profession. Despite the low number of male nurses, they are most common to appear in sexual allegations or misinterpretations, in men’s use of touch in the nursing care.

    Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate in what way traditional gender norms can interfere in the professional practice for the male nurse in the complex use of touch.

    Method: A literature review of ten articles was conducted. Friberg’s model for analyzing qualitative research was used to examine/analyze the articles.

    Results: Two main themes were identified from the articles; The adaptions of the male nurse to the traditional gender norms, Lack of knowledge of different approaches and how to apply them in practice. Additionally, five sub-themes were found from the main categories; Adaptation when touching female patients, Adaptation- risk creating ethical dilemmas, Traditional gender norms create uncertainly in professional practice, Lack of strategies in training and Lack of preparation for the professional role.

    Conclusion: Male nurses may feel insecure relating to touch of the female patient. To cope they will make adaptations to prevent misinterpretations and avoid being accused of sexual allegations. There is a lack of education about touch in nursing care, and more knowledge and strategies should be given in nursing school in how to use touch. 

  • 2399.
    Wöst Renås, Emma
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    Gustafsson, Simone
    University West, Department of Health Sciences.
    Se och förstå mig som lider: Patienters upplevelser av lidande och lindring vid palliativ vård2024Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The population is growing, which places higher demands on palliative care and the need for knowledge development in nursing. Suffering is a big part of living with a terminal illness and relive suffering is part of the nurses' area of responsibility. It is of value for nurses to get insight into the patients' world of life, to provide individual palliative nursing measures. The aim in nursing is to promote quality of life through person-centered care.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe adult patients' experiences of suffering and alleviation in palliative care.

    Method: The study was based on a qualitative literature study, with six scientific articles. The articles were selected from the databases Cinahl and PsycInfo, with delimitations for Peer- Reviewed, adults, English language and published between 2013-2023. To analyze the articles, the five-step model of Friberg (2017) was used.

    Results: Three themes emerged from the analyses: Emotional suffering, Physical suffering and Close to death. This study showed patients different and similar experiences of suffering and alleviated suffering at the end of life. Reliving experiences was based on preparation for death, be treated with respect and compassion, be seen and heard, discuss thoughts about life and death and maintain the activities of importance.

    Conclusion: By providing compassionate care, active listening, and being genuinely interested in the patients' wellbeing, increased patients' experience of life quality and gave them a sense of relief. The care measures should be individually tailored due to every patient’s unique needs. It is therefore important for nurses to have a knowledge of how suffering could appear and choose fitting palliative care measures to reach the goal of relieved suffering

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  • 2400.
    Ylitalo, Natalie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Ataollahi, Sanaz
    Vuxnas upplevelser av att leva med ADHD: En litteraturstudie2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a psychiatric disorder that usually give symptoms during early childhood but can in two thirds of the cases persist even into adulthood. However, the problems adult persons diagnosed with ADHD face in their daily lives remain largely unexplored. Aim: The aim was to describe adults experience of living with ADHD. Method: A literature-study based on nine qualitative articles was performed and the result of content analysis was presented in two themes and eight subthemes. Results: The findings were that adults living with ADHD had difficulties following the socially accepted behavior, which led to misunderstandings. The participants struggled with focusing and engaging in daily life. Finally, the result presented that the participants used different coping strategies to help them to manage their daily life. An example could be to set goals and participate in activities of interest to the persons. Conclusion: Adults with ADHD experience difficulties in their daily life. Coping strategies and support is a necessity for them to be able to handle their diagnosis.

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