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  • 51.
    Andersson, Elisabeth
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Fyr, Irèn
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Upplevelser av svårläkta bensår hos äldre: en litteraturstudie2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 52.
    Andersson, Elisabeth
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Johansson, Bernadette
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Distriktssköterskans möte med föräldrar som ställer sig tveksamma till MPR-vaccination2006Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vaccination as a part of the preventative public health project has for many years been one of the important tasks of the children's health care. The vaccination program has been adjusted to current research and the health situation in the country. Having their children vaccinated is not something obvious for all parents, though. Especially the vaccination against measles, whooping cough and German measles have been questioned. The purpose of this literature study was to investigate the reasons for the resistance to vaccinate and to illuminate the security creating advice of the nurse at the public health centre. The study showed that there were varying ways to look at the MPR-vaccination among the parents. It could be considered as something injuring while childhood illnesses were sometimes considered as something positive. The social circumstances and a lack of trust were also factors that influenced the parents. It was also obvious that the parents need a district nurse that is a good listener and who can give advice individually and also give information that creates security. This information consists of telling the parents that the MPR-vaccine does not cause autism or chronic intestine disease. Furthermore, there is a need to inform of the illnesses and their risks. This information is objectively given by a well informed nurse, whose task it is to work for a vaccination program with the widest coverage possible.

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  • 53.
    Andersson, Emelie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Johansson, Maria
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Se mig, hör mig, säg mig!: En litteraturstudie om barns upplevelse av att vara patient på sjukhus2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: For most children, being hospitalized is a whole new experience. The care should be safe and meet the children’s needs. In hospital care, children are a large group of patients. It’s important for them to be involved in decisions regarding their care and to get proper information. Working as a nurse, there’s a high possibility to meet with children being ill. In order to get more knowledge about how children experience their hospital stay this study was conducted.Aim: The aim of the study was to describe children’s experiences of being a patient in hospital.Method: The method used was a literature study, based on qualitative research. Eight articles from the databases Cinahl and PsycInfo read, reviewed and analyzed according to the model for analysis of qualitative studies made by Friberg.Results: Four themes and eleven sub themes were found. Children’s experiences of hospital care revolved around the hospital environment, their emotions, not being in control and the nursing staff.Conclusion: The result shows that children’s different experiences related to their hospital stay often is affected by the ability to have their parents close, to have the opportunity to play and to get the proper information from caring health professionals. Children describe both positive and negative experiences.

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  • 54.
    Andersson, Erna-Marie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Johansson, Gunilla
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Solbrun inte solbränd: en del av budskapet i sjuksköterskans arbete med hudcancerprevention2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 55.
    Andersson Glemring, Annika
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Hurtig, Helena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Motivationsfaktorer för fysisk aktivitet hos äldre2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund; antalet äldre i Sverige ökar och får en högre medellivslängd. En viktig förutsätt-ning för att bevara sin hälsa är att kunna röra på sig och att vara fysiskt aktiv. Distriktsskö-terskans förmåga att anpassa information, modeller och strategier till individens nivå och livs-värld har en avgörande betydelse för vårdarbetet.

    Syfte; syftet med arbetet var att identifiera faktorer som kan motivera den äldre människan till att vara fysiskt aktiv.

    Metod; en empirisk enkätstudie genomfördes på en motionsanläggning i en medelstor stad i västra Sverige. Studien riktade sig mot äldre personer fyllda 65 år och deltagandet var frivil-ligt. Enkäter placerades ut i styrketräningslokal och i badhus under fyra veckor. Datamateri-alet analyserades genom kvalitativ innehållsanalys.

    Resultat; enkäten besvarades av 73 personer mellan 65-97 år. Analysen resulterade i tre hu-vudkategorier och 16 underkategorier. Huvudkategorierna var; faktorer som motiverar den äldre till fysisk aktivitet, faktorer som motiverar den äldre till ökad fysisk aktivitet och hinder hos den äldre för fysisk aktivitet.

    Konklusion; i studien har vi funnit användbara motivationsfaktorer och även hinder för att den äldre människan ska vara fysiskt aktiv. Det visar på att det finns möjlighet att med enkla medel ge fysisk aktivitet en större plats i distriktssköterskans preventiva och behandlande arbete. Förslag på vidare forskning kan vara att driva projektarbete med de äldre på grupp-nivå.

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  • 56.
    Andersson, Gunilla
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Larsson, Ulrik
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Närståendes upplevelser av möten med personal inom psykiatrisk vård: en intervjustudie2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 57.
    Andersson, Ing-Marie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Ohlsson, Li
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Frisknärvaro: en studie om den ökade frisknärvaron på ett försäkringsbolag2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 58.
    Andersson, Josefin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Nyve, Petra
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Möjligheter och begränsningar för att uppleva hälsa hos barn med övervikt eller fetma: - En litteraturöversikt2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    More people die from overweight or obesity today than people who die from underweight. It is one of the largest risks for the human health today. Overweight and obesity may lead to diseases such as depression, diabetes type 2, cancer, isolation and cardiovascular diseases. Overweight and obesity among children have increased over the past three decades, and follows often the child from childhood to adulthood. Aim: The aim of this study was to discover the limitations and possibilities to experience health among children with overweight or obesity. Method: A literature review based on ten articles was chosen as method for this study. Through the analysis of the authors, five themes were discovered and created. They included information about the well-being of children, age 4 to 17 years, with overweight or obesity. Results: The themes were; Being teased and exposed to bullying, Expression of thoughts and feelings, Importance of community, Children's views of themselves and The belief in and the ability to live a healthy life. Conclusion: Children with overweight or obesity, had difficulties to experience health. Higher rates of bullying, alienation, anxiety, poor self-image and fear of consequences were found in children with overweight or obesity.

  • 59.
    Andersson, Kajsa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Dunsäter, Torleif
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Skolbibliotek och undervisning: En studie om lärare och skolans bibliotekariers uppfattningar om skolbibliotekets roll i undervisningen2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper has been to study teachers´ and librarians´ perspectives of the role of the school library in education in secondary schools. The study is based upon interviews with teachers and librarians from two different schools. We are inspired by phenomenography but we use a descriptive method and the following four parts are described in our result: the use of the school library, investigative approaches, the role of the school library and its environment and the role of the librarian. The conclusions which are evident from our research suggest the library has a fundamental role in the heart of the school. The school library is a multi-functional service used to support school studies, independent work and promote and encourage the reading of fiction. Essential to making the school library function well is professional staff, inspiring new literature and sufficient space to allow such functions to operate without disturbing each other. To ensure co-operation functions optimally the two professions must work effectively together as one team, understanding each other’s roles fully.

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  • 60.
    Andersson, Katarina
    et al.
    Sävelången Family Practitioner and Child Health Centre, Alingsås, Sweden.
    Shadloo, Mandana
    Rent-A-Nurse Centre, Uddevalla, Sweden.
    Rudolfsson, Gudrun
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Growing as a Human Being€”: Obese Adolescents' Experiences of the Changing Body2016In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 31, no 1, p. e53-e62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the presented study was to describe how obese adolescents experience themselves and their bodies and how their views changed as a result of participation in a weight loss program. A total of five adolescents were interviewed in this qualitative study. Data were analyzed by means of content analysis. One main theme emerged, “Growing as a human being”, which comprised four themes based on 13 sub-themes. Being part of a weight loss program was a time of transition that led not only to weight reduction but also to a higher level of well-being and a feeling of dignity.

  • 61.
    Andersson, Liselotte
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Jakum, Päivi
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Inte som i Gökboet: sjuksköterskors beskrivningar av omvårdnadsprocessen inom den rättspsykiatriska vården : en kvalitativ studie2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Forensic psyhiatric care protects the society by giving patients care to diminish risks of serious crimes. In their work the nurses use different care methods to help and support the patient in managing his or her life situation. To clarify how a group of nurses describe the nursing process in forensic psychiatric care. A qualitative study based on interviews. Six nurses were interviewed about their work in four different forensic psychiatric care units. The nursing process in is divided into four categories: evaluation, planning, implementation and assessment. The results are based on the way the interviewed nurses described the essential roles of nurse-patient relationship and structured routines in nursing process. The study also shows some specific difficulties in nursing work, for example the mental dysfunctions of patients, the level of competence among staff and the patients need for social interaction and existence beyond their specific needs.

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  • 62.
    Andersson, Louise
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Lindmark, Erica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Vårdpersonals upplevelser och erfarenheter av att utföra tvångsåtgärder inom sluten psykiatrisk tvångsvård: En litteraturstudie2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    The adult inpatient psychiatric care is regulated by law and allows certain amount of coercion, most commonly restraint, forced medication and seclusion. To be treated according to this law you need to suffer from a serious mental disorder, oppose to the care and have an indispensable need of care. Many studies describe patients experiences to be treated with coercion but few about health care workers experiences.

    Aim:

    To describe health care workers experiences of performing coercion in psychiatric compulsory care.

    Method:

    A literature review was made and eight articles is the basis for the result.

    Results:

    From the articles used inthis study four themes were created. These are coercions impact on relations, health care workers feelings during coercion, coercion as a necessary evil and health care workers need for reflection. The themes are presented as headlines in the result.

    Conclusion:

    To use coercive measures brings out many different feelings among health care workers. There are both positive and negative aspects about coercive measures, but not enough support and time for reflection for the health care workers that execute them. The health care workers needto be acknowledged and feel that they have made the right decision and that they used coercion as a last resort. The result shows that there is a need for reflection and support among health care workers.

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    Kandidatuppsats Erica & Louise
  • 63.
    Andersson, Lovisa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Olsson, Elvira
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Att vara en annan människa: Upplevelsen av att överleva ett hjärtstopp utanför sjukhus2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Previous studies conducted on people surviving Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) focus on measuring health and quality of life with instruments, while little is still known about the survivors' individual experiences. To survive an OHCA is a life changing event, affecting the survivors' physical as well as psychological well-being. Aim: The aim was to illuminate the experiences of surviving an OHCA. Method: The method used was a literature review, with searches performed in the database CINAHL. Eight articles were reviewed and analyzed with a qualitative content analysis. Result: The result shows that the physical changes that emerge after a cardiac arrest gives a feeling of not being the same person as before the event. The survivors express a need to fill in the memory gap that occurred during the arrest. There was a need to remain in contact with health care providers during the recovery phase, since the survivors experience loneliness and insecurity when the contact with the health care providers is ceased. To survive an OHCA leads to insight and a deepened reflection about life and death. Conclusion: In consensus with previous studies conducted on the subject, this literature review confirms that the expe-rience of surviving an OHCA is a life changing event. It includes physical and psychological changes as well as the awakening of existential questions. To survive an Out-of-Hospital cardiac arrest means to become another person and the survivors need to receive full support from the health care providers to retain security in a changed life situation

  • 64.
    Andersson, Madeleine
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Ståhl, Sandra
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Att stödja patienter med diabetes typ II till egenvård2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Diabetes type II is a chronic disease and the most common form of diabetes. It is a metabolic disease that involves chronic hyper glycemia. The disease is a global health concern given the risks of developing complications and high mortality. To understandthe disease andknow whatself-caremeans is important to be able to manage the disease in an independent way. To get a good self-care the patient needs to be motivated and have a willingness to take responsibility for their own self-care.

    Aim:

    The purpose of this study was to describe how the district nurses support patients with diabetes type II to get self-care.

    Method: An inductive and qualitative study was set up. Twelve districts nurses were interviewed and a qualitative content analysis was chosen as the method of analysis for this study.

    Results: The results of the study resulted in six main categories; listening to see the person, support for change, conditions for a good self-care, individualizing information and cooperate for good self-care. And one main theme: Self-care- take control over your own life.

    Conclusion: The conclusion of the study's results describe that: to promote a good self-care requires that the district nurses create a good relationship with patients by seeing the patient as a whole with a personal responsibility for their health.

  • 65.
    Andersson, Magdalena
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Franzén, Malin
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Föräldrars livsvärld vänds upp och ner: att vara förälder till ett barn med en cancersjukdom2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    About 300 children are diagnosed with cancer disease in Sweden every year. It's not only the child that suffers from the effects of cancer, it´s the whole family. The parents undergo a crisis process which is very important to know for the nurse to be able to understand the reactions that the parents may have and support the family.

    Aim:

    The aim of this study was to describe parents´ experiences of living with a child with a cancer diagnoses.

    Method:

    In this literature study ten qualitative articles were analyzed.

    Results:

    The results of this study showed four different themes, Losing their foothold, Emotionaly shattered, Parents' needs from the surroundings, New life-world.

    Conclusion:

    Parents described that it was an emotional roller coaster that they had to go through when their child was diagnosed with a cancer disease. This study can give a deeper understanding of parents' feelings and how the nurse can provide support, guidance and give a good quality nursing to parents and relatives.

  • 66.
    Andersson, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Karlsson, Sara
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Maktens och maktlöshetens uttryck i hälso- och sjukvården2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 67.
    Andersson, Marcus
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Wessman, Viktor
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Faktorer som påverkar följsamheten av egenvård hos personer med diabetes typ 2: Ett patientperspektiv2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Diabetes type 2 is a global, growing chronic illness. The treatment primary involves lifestyle changes and self-care concerning food intake and exercise and requires compliance of the self-care treatment from the patient. Previous studies show that there is a lack of compliance from people in the self-care treatment of diabetes type 2.

    Aim: This study aims to explore people with diabetes type 2's perceived factors influencing the compliance of the self-care treatment of diabetes type 2.

    Method: A literature based study with a qualitative approach based on 11 science articles.

    Results: Two themes and four subthemes emerged from the study. The themes Lonely is not always strong and ability to new orientation was found and contained both possibilities and barriers of the compliance in the self-care treatment of diabetes type 2.

    Conclusion: This study shows that social factors and lack of knowledge is barriers of the compliance in the self-care treatment. Support from relatives, friends and nurses, and a feeling of belonging in a social context is important for compliance.

  • 68.
    Andersson, Maria
    et al.
    Uddevalla Hospital, Palliative Care Nurse.
    Gustafsson, Elisabeth
    Bengtsfors Community,Home Health Care,.
    Hansson, Kristina
    Dals Ed Community,Home Health Care.
    Karlsson, Margareta
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing.
    External mirroring of inner chaos: Blogging as experienced by the relatives of people with cancer2013In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, ISSN 1357-6321, E-ISSN 2052-286X, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 16-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Relatives of a person suffering from cancer risk being affected both physically and psychologically. Blogging has become increasingly popular as a forum for communicating experiences, but few studies have focused on what blogging about a relative's cancer journey means to the author. Aim: To illuminate relatives' experiences of blogging when a family member is in the end-of-life phase of cancer. Method: Telephone interviews were conducted with 12 people about their experiences of blogging during and after their family member's illness. The data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings: Blogging facilitated everyday life, introduced the relatives to new friends with similar experiences, helped them in their grief process, and helped them to preserve memories. The negative aspects were being misunderstood and publicly criticised as well as the feeling of providing readers with 'reality show' entertainment. Conclusion: Blogging was seen as a complement to professional care that contributed to the prevention of ill health.

  • 69.
    Andersson, Maria
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Inselberg, Katarina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Att utgå från patienten som person i det hälsofrämjande arbetet: En grupp distriktssköterskors erfarenheter2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Health promotion is part of the district nurse's duties and shall be based on an ethical and holistic approach. According to the WHO the focus of care is in favor of a more health-promoting direction and according to Swedish law, health care is based on respect for patient autonomy and strive for the patients to become involved in their care. Still, there is a paternalistic approach in health promotion, although social Board emphasizes that healthcare should be person-centered in order to make the patient more involved.

    Aim:

    To describe the district nurse experience of work in health promotion from the person seeking care in primary care.

    Method:

    The study is a qualitative study. Seven district nurses who worked in primary care for at least one year were interviewed, and the interview text was analyzed with focus on the texts manifest content.

    Results:

    The analysis resulted in an overall theme, To control with a gentle hand, and five main categories, Ensuring the individual, To motivate and reinforce, To work with the person, To know what is best, To feel conflicting emotions, and nine subcategories

    Conclusion:

    Health promotion having a person centered approach differed between the interviewed nurses. Everyone had a keen interest in health promotion but they focused on different aspects. Some nurses focused on their messages to the patients while the interest of the patient's personal wishes not got much room. Paternalist elements were seen in all the interviews. Studies are sought which explore how management in primary care are working to improve the participation of the person seeking care.

  • 70.
    Andersson, Mattias
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Björkman, Jenny
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Förebyggande åtgärder mot obstipation: en litteraturbaserad studie Författare:2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Constipation is a common problem in all areas of health care and leads to unnecessary suffering for the patient and a decreased wellbeing. This study aims to make a summary of preventative measures as increased fibre intake, massage, and alternate methods which can be used in preventative care by the nurse to prevent constipation and maintain the patient’s wellbeing. Aim: To describe which measures the nurse can use to prevent constipation and maintaining the patient’s wellbeing. Method: A literature-based study based on ten quantative scientific articles. Results: A high fibre diet, abdominal massage, pear juice, lactic acid bacteria, bran and planned nursing interventions are effective in preventing constipation and maintaining the patient’s wellbeing. Conclusion: There are many methods besides laxatives which the nurse can use to prevent constipation and maintain the patient’s wellbeing.

  • 71.
    Andersson, Mikael
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Johansson, Josefine
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    "Where I come from cannot make me who I want to be”: A Minor Field Study in the townships of Cape Town2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: The purpose of this thesis is to describe peer educators’ experiences from the training given to them by The Leadership South Programme. The aim is also to describe the participants’ perceived self-empowerment and perceptions about their own learning and experiences of being a peer educator. The study also aims to explore how peer educators share their skills with others.

    Methods: Grounded Theory is the method used for the research presented in this thesis. The data collection was done by open-ended questionnaires followed by qualitative interviews.

    Results: The results show that the peer educators who participated in our study show increased self-esteem and motivation. The training has also given them increased knowledge in communicating, listening and facilitating others. Furthermore peer educators experienced increased self-awareness and learned how to motivate and support their peers and share information.

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  • 72.
    Andersson, My
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Sandblom, Petra
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Våga vilja förändra: Övervikt och fetma – en bestående beteendeförändring2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Overweight and obesity have become a worldwide epidemic, when people choose to eat and live unhealthy. The epidemic will, according to the researchers to harvest more victims than an epidemic normally do, they believe that more than a million people at risk of dying prematurely of complications from obesity. The nurse responsible for the patient's health and can make use of the method of motivational interviewing as treating methods for patients with obesity. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the obese patient's road to a lasting behavioral change. Method: A literature review was used to analyze scientific articles related to the subject area. One qualitative- and eight quantitative studies are included in this review. Results: The result is based on the main category, the patient summarizing the seven subcategories, obstacle, consciousness, emotions, food, discipline, physical facility and failure and good results. These categories describe the patient's road to lasting behavioral change. Conclusion: It is the patient who must have the courage to want to change their unhealthy behavior. Seven steps are defined with the result that reflects the patient's path toward a behavior change, the patient must undergo all the seven steps to achieve lasting change

  • 73.
    Andersson, Oskar
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Rosengren, Jessica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    God man i vården av personer med psykiska funktionsnedsättningar: En kvalitativ intervjustudie2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Trustee is an actor who a specialist nurse in psychiatry may cooperate within the care of people with mental disabilities. Trustee works as a deputy to a person who himself cannot protect their own interests. Mental disability is a reason why trustee is held by the Swedish courts. There are no new measurements of how many people's with mental disabili-ties that have a trustee, but research shows that this insert is a common occurrence for these people. No previous research has been found which describe trustee's impact on the nursing care of people with mental disabilities.

    Aim:

    The aim of this study was to describe the specialist nurse in psychiatry experiences of a trustee in the care of people with mental disabilities in psychiatric outpatients.

    Method:

    The study was based on interviews with 10 specialist nurse in psychiatry, working in psychiatric outpatient. A qualitative content analysis was conducted.

    Results:

    In the present study the specialist nurse in psychiatry describe that trustee can be promoting in the care of people with mental disabilities. The nurses described that the trustee was a person who they could cooperate with and who also guarded the patient´s rights. Trus-tees could also be aggravating to the care when the cooperation was hampered by various fac-tors such as the trustee's personality and the patient opposed the insert.

    Conclusion:

    Trustee has an impact on the care of people with mental disabilities. There are opportunities for cooperation between the specialist nurse in psychiatry and the trustee that can promote a more full care of people with mental disabilities.

  • 74.
    Andersson, Sabina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Johansson, Kristin
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Närståendestöd: om sjuksköterskors stöd i palliativ vård2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 75.
    Andersson, Sara
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Backman, Emma
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Vårdpersonals upplevelser av att vårda personer med ätstörningar: En litteraturbaserad studie2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Eating disorder was a serious health disorder that was mostly common in the western world. An eating disorder meant that a person had an uncontrolled eating behavior and control needs of their weight. It was classified in three groups, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and eating disorder no other specificated.

    Aim:

    Study health professional's experience of caring for persons with an eating disorder.

    Method:

    Ten qualitative articles according to the aim had been analyzed in this literature study.

    Result:

    The result showed two main theme. Theme one was "experience barriers" which included the negative feelings about caring for eating disorders. Theme two was "the experience of developing good relations" which included the positive feelings for the persons with an eating disorder.

    Conclusion

    Caring for persons with an eating disorder aroused a lot of feelings among the healthcare professionals which influenced the care.

  • 76.
    Andersson, Sofia
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Holmgren, Anders
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Patienters upplevelser av bemötande på akutmottagning: En litteraturöversikt2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how patients with acute illness experience their given care in the emergency department. Method: A literature review of ten studies where differences and similarities were analyzed. These studies had been published between the years of 2000 and 2011. Results: The analysis showed a lack of sufficient care concerning patients’ subjective experiences. The researchers found three themes that specifically stood out when studies that had already been made were researched. These themes played an important role in care in the emergency department and insufficient attention to these from the staff could lead to a negative impact on patients’ experiences. The themes were: patients’ participation, patients’ need of communication and information and waiting period. The result showed that a lack in these presented themes could cause feelings of distress, frustration and irritation among patients. Because of this they often used different kinds of strategies to get more involved in their own caring process. Conclusion: The conclusion of this study was that there is a lack of resources within the emergency department where lack of personnel is the most forthcoming reason to patients’ negative experiences. There was however ways for the nurses to improve patients’ experiences within the emergency department by using Travelbee’s philosophy. This was to better interact and understand the patients’ lived experiences as a whole. Every patient is unique and by using proper communication, nurses can understand the patients’ whole life situation and by that, improve the quality of care.

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  • 77.
    Andersson Solum, Linus
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Wallin, Lisa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Att beskriva personers upplevelser av att lära sig leva med diabetes typ 22015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Diabetes type 2 is a disease that is getting more common in the society and the numbers of diagnosed people are expecting to grow markedly. Self-care is an important part in the managing of the disease that demands education and guidance so that persons with diabetes type 2 can take control of the disease and achieving a good health. The nurse´s responsibility is to educate the patient so that a good self-care can be pursued.

    Aim: To describe persons experiences of learning to live with diabetes type 2.

    Method: A literature study was carried through based on 11 qualitative scientific articles.

    Results: The analysis resulted in three main themes and six sub-themes that describe the experiences of learning to live with type 2 diabetes from a patient perspective.

    Conclusion: The result shows that persons with diabetes type 2 go through various periods showing the handling of the disease from diagnosis determined until the disease is accepted. Which shows how important it is with the support of health care and the environment.

  • 78.
    Andersson, Susanne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Stråhle Skytt, Annika
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Ätandets betydelse för äldre patienter med svårläkta venösa bensår2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 79.
    Andersson, Ulrika
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Nysten, Maria
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Cancerrelaterad fatigue: patientens och sjuksköterskans omvårdnadsproblem2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 80.
    Andersson, Viktoria
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Karlsson, Sara
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Distriktssköterskors upplevelser av att involvera närstående i omvårdnaden av patienter med diabetes typ 22015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background;

    Approximately four percent of women and six percent of men in the Swedish population is estimated to have diabetes, 80-90% of those with diabetes type 2. Family focused care is of great importance in families where one member is suffering from a chronic illness. A family-focused approach to diabetes care supports positive family function. Health professionals should spend more time and attention to non-clinical factors such as social support.

    Aim;

    To identify primary health care nurses´ experiences of involving family members in the care of patients with diabetes type 2.

    Methods;

    Data was collected by written narratives from ten primary health care nurses working with patients with diabetes type 2 and qualitative content analysis was used for analysis of data.

    Results;

    The result was based on the theme Intimate as enhanced cooperation partner in the meeting, with categories Intimate as resource and Intimate as obstacle. Intimate as resource was divided into subcategories Lifestyle changes as a joint project, The creation of knowledge and security, A different point and Facilitation of communication in language problems. Intimate as obstacles were divided into Intimate taking over, Private conversations substances and Family conflicts.

    Conclusions;

    To suffer from diabetes type 2 sets high demands on the daily life of the patient. Primary health care nurses experiencing intimate as a resource in nursing care. In some cases primary health care nurses has experienced intimate as an obstacle in the meeting.

  • 81.
    Andersson, Åsa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Den urbana periferin som politiserad erfarenhet2006In: Storstadens omvandlingar:  Postindustrialism, globalisering och migration / [ed] Sernhede, Ove, Johansson Thomas, Göteborg: Daidalos , 2006, p. 223-248Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 82.
    Andersson, Åsa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    (Im)possibilities of passing and queering2006In: From Orientalism to Postcoloniality: Conference at Södertörn University College, April 27-30, 2006, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In relation to different modifications on contemporary games of ethnicity, present among young people in Swedish multiethnic environments, a similarity with the phenomenon of passing is suggested. Passing usually refers to a movement from one side to another (the foundational example being from black to white). You pass over or through something and you may pass into a position from which you later retire. Judith Butler has given theoretical attention to the phenomenon of passing by stressing its relation to the act of queering. The connection between passing and queering comes about as a challenge of borders between what is presumed to be different races in addition to a challenge of the heteronormative order of gender and sexuality.

    From an empirical material, consisting of interviews of young women in a multiethnic Swedish suburb, the phenomenon of passing will be discussed through examples on how young people can talk about the act of faking ethnicity. What ethnic positions are aspired as desirable may depend on intersecting categories as gender, sexuality and class identifications. In the reactions and comments on these kind of acts two counter positions seem to collide, one being based in the idea of authenticity and the other being a strive to oppose on absolutist definitions of ethnicity. If origin, roots and a firmly anchored cultural identity are seen as necessary or preferred values for the individuals’ or the ethnic groups’ self respect, passing must be interpreted as negative. But if certain acknowledgements become repressive rather than liberating passing may be a way of question and transgress normative ethnic and gendered status.

  • 83.
    Andersson, Åsa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture. University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Knife in the Heart: Suburban mythology in the new post-industrial order2010In: (Re)searching Gothenburg: Essays on a Changing City / [ed] Holgersson, Helena m. fl., Göteborg: Glänta produktion , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 84.
    Andersson, Åsa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture. University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Kniven i hjärtat: postindustriell förortsmytologi2010In: Göteborg utforskat: Studier av en stad i förvandling / [ed] Holgersson, Helena, Göteborg: Glänta produktion , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 85.
    Andersson, Åsa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Nya etniciteter, det mångkulturella och synkretiska strategier2008In: Meningsskapande och delaktighet: Om vår tids socialpedagogik, Göteborg: Daidalos , 2008, p. 83-103Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 86.
    Andersson, Åsa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    The Multicultural Presence in Contemporary Swedish Film2007In: Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2007, p. 103-108Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 87.
    Andreasson, Ingegärd
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Patienterfarenheter av organisationen på en mammografiavdelning2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The women who were called in for further examinations after a breast screening had all their examinations and test during one day. This organization has been conducted since 1993 in this clinic, but has not previously been evaluated. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the patients’ experiences of the organization, in a radiologic breastcancer clinic, where all the examinations and the test-results were given at the same day. Method: An empirical quantitative study was performed. The study was performed in eighty-one consecutive women who had an appointment for further investigations after a breast screening. A self-administered questionnaire was designed specifically for this study and mailed to the participants. Results: All of the participants where very satisfied to have all the examinations, tests, counseling with a doctor and to see a nurse in the same day. The results included both woman diagnosed with and without cancer and independent on the type or number of examinations the women had had.

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  • 88.
    Andreasson, Johan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Wiklander, Christine
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Hälsoprofessioners uppfattningar om arbetet med överviktiga barn i skolan: En fenomenografisk studie2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Overweight and obesity have been increasing problems among children in Sweden since the 1980s. These children’s health is at risk and the problems can become extensive if the youths remain overweight until adulthood. Diabetes type 2, low self confidence and cardiovascular diseases are but a few examples of health troubles caused by overweight and obesity. Obesity and its related diseases cost society three billion crowns per year in Sweden for health care and treatment, plus the cost for medicine, sick leaves and early retirement. Seen from a cultural point of view, the society ideal linked with health is to be slim. Since overweight and obesity have increased among children, we have investigated the obesity problem in a Swedish municipality. The demographics of the municipality suggests a socio-economic context of students' weight problems when the schools are in residential areas only have a few students who are overweight or obese compared to those schools that are in flat areas, where the problem of overweight and obesity is considerably larger. We have chosen school nurses as target group to examine the problem since they have contact with children and their health from the beginning of elementary school until the end of high school.

    Our purpose was to examine the school nurses’ and other school and children related personnel’s conception and experience of obesity among children and young people, as well as their working methods with this problem. We were inspired by the phenomenographical approach and carried out fifteen semi-structured interviews with fifteen school nurses, one school physician and a physiotherapist, a total of seventeen people. The result reveals a demographic difference in overweight problems where culture and social economy emerged as primary factors. It appeared also that the parents must take responsibility for their children’s health by creating themselves healthy lifestyles at home, with support and help from the municipality. However, we could distinguish a lack of efforts to prevent obesity. The school nurses had a varied approach on which knowledge was needed and how one can work with overweight children and their families. We found also a need to review and revise the school nurses’ and municipality’s responsibilities.

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  • 89.
    Andreasson, Maria
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Berglund, Nina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    How nurses at a state health clinic in Namibia work to reduce diarrheal diseases among children under five years of age.: - How do they work preventive and what obstacles are they facing? -2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Diarrheal diseases are one of the leading causes in the world that leads to mortality for children under the age of five. A very common factor for an undeveloped country’s lower class is that the access to clean water, sanitation, education and the right nutrition for children are lacking. Part of the nurse profession is to prevent and to make sure that the message is being received by the client in order to reduce sickness.

    Aim: The aim of this study is to find out how nurses at a state health clinic work preventive to reduce diarrheal diseases among children under five years of age and what obstacles nurses are facing in their daily work when giving preventive advice.

    Method: The method used is qualitative research. In depth interviews were conducted with six nurses that lasted 30-45 min.

    Result: To prevent diarrheal diseases the nurses at the state clinic are using a national guideline and they give health education. The obstacles they face in their daily work are communication difficulties due to many different ethnical groups and different languages in the country, poverty and sanitation. Many mothers are working or are infected by HIV and do not want to breastfeed.

    Conclusions: More research should focus on how to give health education to people in society and the connection between nursing education and practice. Preventive work is a relatively cheap way to reduce suffering and make a whole population healthier.

    Keywords: Communication, Hygiene, Namibia, Nursing, Preventive work

    Acknowledgements: We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Sida that gave us a scholarship so we were able to make a minor field study in Namibia.

     

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  • 90.
    Andréasson, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Wirheim, Sara
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Psykisk ohälsa hos barn som växer upp hos vårdnadshavare med borderline personlighetsstörning: - en litteraturöversikt2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    It is not unusual that a child grows up with a guardian with mental illness, such as borderline personality disorder. It is important that children grow up in a safe environment where their needs are met. It is known, that when children grow up with a guardian with borderline personality disorder, it can affect their mental health and their social skills. These children are in need of extra care and attention from heath care personal and from the society, but these needs are sometimes not met.

    Aim:

    The aim of this study was to enlighten children's mental health when growing up with a guardian with borderline personality disorder

    Method:

    A literature review based on three quantitative and six qualitative articles was conducted.

    Result:

    Three main themes and six subthemes emerged: Emotional instability, with subthemes Aggressive and avoiding behavior and Fear of abandonment; difficulties in intimate relations with subthemes Bad integration with the guardian and Lack of social interaction; and finally reduced wellbeing with subthemes Depressive symptoms and anxiety and Guilt and shame.

    Conclusion:

    The result show through the study that mothers BPD has a negative impact on children's mental health. This was demonstrated by low self-esteem, low self-control, aggression, separation anxiety, less responsive to their mothers, less integrated with their family, difficulty in social situations. This literature review can help health professionals to gain a greater understanding of how much a guardian with borderline personality disorder actually affects children. Through this understanding, the caregivers can give these children the support they need.

  • 91.
    Andréasson, Marie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Kjellén, Ylva
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Fysisk aktivitet på recept (FaR): ur ett patientperspektiv2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 92.
    Andrén, Eva
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Carl, Yelena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Musikens effekter på personer med demenssjukdomar: En litteraturöversikt2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    The rising living standard leads to an increase in age of population. With higher age the risk to develop dementia increase. In 2050 approximately 250 000 people in Sweden are likely to be affected by the dementia. Cognitive failure and irrational behavior is large problem that challenge the care and many of the patients are pharmacological treated.

    Aim:

    The aim of the study was to describe the music's effects on people with dementia.

    Method:

    A systematic literature review study based on twelve articles, both qualitative and quantitative.

    Results:

    Four themes developed and were named, behavior, quality of life, cognitive functions and interactions between caregivers and caretakers. Music's effects can advantageously to break aggressive and agitated behavior as well as other behavioral and psychological symptoms caused by the pathological changes in the brain.

    Conclusion:

    The result showed that music and song had generally positive effects on health, well-being and quality of life and can be an efficient help in caretaking. All types of music had some effect. Individually adapted live music was most effective.

  • 93.
    Andrén, Ulla
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Ahlström, Britt Hedman
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing.
    Student’s trajectory through the education into the labour market2014In: Conference Proceedings Abstracts, 2014, p. 1-23Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A range of programmes and new vocations emerge as an answer to societal changes that suggest new work functions as well as new sub-specializations of already existing professions and work functions. In 2010, a multidisciplinary designed training programme started at the University West in Social Psychiatric Care (SPC). The new occupation can be said to fall within the category of pre-professions, a third generation of professionals seeking professional status. The possibility for employment is broad and unspecified and in worst case might go no further than the students' hopes of new careers. Against this background, an inside perspective is given from students experiences. The purpose was to gain a deeper understand of student's trajectory through a new education into the labour market. Eleven female students were interviewed prior to graduation. A hermeneutical phenomenological approach was conducted in order to identify central themes important in students professional becoming. As preliminary result three themes were identified. The theme 'tensions between high and low position' concerning level of involvement in treatment and care or in morea dministrative leading function, were connected to power and payment. The theme 'generalistor specialist' concerned specialist in the respect of expert on broadness suitable for coordinating positions, otherwise broadness was defined as knowing everything anddifficulties in finding professional identity. The theme 'change and tradition' concerned questions concerning establishment where new vocations seek legitimacy among employers and colleagues in the workplace. Standing at the threshold to labour market is an existentially challenging position between hope and despair.

  • 94.
    Angervall, Elwira
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Eliasson, Rebecka
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Åtgärder som vidtas för att förhindra spridning av vårdrelaterade infektioner: en litteraturöversikt2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background. Hospital-acquired infections are/is a major problem in health care. In order to reduce the spread of these infections, it is important that health professionals perform basic hygiene practices and precautions. Aim. The aim is to highlight the steps that are taken, in health care, to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections in health care. Method. A literature review based on qualitative and quantitative research. Result. The findings show the different measures taken and reported in the following five thematic areas: staff hygiene, protection equipment, environment, isolation and training/responsibility. In these outlines basic hand hygiene, cautions, cleaning and the nurse's responsibility. Conclusion. Healthcare staff is aware of the precautions to be taken but the infections spread anyway. It is located in the nurse's responsibility to engage in a good and safe care with high standards of hygiene, which means to be responsible that the hygiene procedures are followed in the workplace.

  • 95.
    Annerhäll, Paula
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Lindström, Agneta
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Sjuksköterskans omvårdnadsåtgärder sömnproblem hos äldre2007Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 96.
    Antonsson, H
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Nursing.
    Åström, Sture
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Lundström, M
    Umeå University, Department of Nursing.
    Graneheim, U H
    Umeå University, Department of Nursing.
    Skilled interaction among professional carers in special accommodations for adult people with learning disabilities.2013In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1351-0126, E-ISSN 1365-2850, Vol. 20, no 7, p. 576-583Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Communicative difficulties affect interactions between people with learning disabilities and their carers. Despite such difficulties, however, some carers seem to interact successfully with people who have limited ability to communicate verbally and exhibit challenging behaviour. This study aims to illuminate skilled interaction among carers working in special accommodations for people with learning disabilities. Interactions between 16 caregivers and 11 residents with learning disabilities were recorded on video. Verbal and non-verbal interaction skills among the carers were identified. Four caring situations with people with learning disabilities were chosen to illuminate skilled interaction. The transcribed text was subjected to qualitative content analysis and core stories were created. The results show that skilled interaction between the carers and the people with learning disabilities is based upon being confirming, sharing daily life experience, giving time and space, and using congruent and distinct language. In this paper we present examples that offer concrete suggestions of how to promote successful interaction and create meaning in the shared day-to-day life in special accommodations for people with learning disabilities.

  • 97.
    Antonsson, Lisa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Gustavsson, Carolina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Livet efter organtransplantation: En litteraturbaserad studie om patienters upplevelser2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: For patients with end-stage organ failure receiving an organ is lifesaving. To be transplanted means a big change and adjustment in life with lifelong medication. The ambition for these patients is to go back and live as normal of life as possible.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe patients experiences of being organ transplanted.

    Method: The method used was a literature-based study based on qualitative scientific articles. A total of 9articles were analyzed with a qualitative content analysis.

    Result: After analysis 5 categories emerged; indebted, limitations in daily life, fear of organ rejection, concerns about medicine and a positive attitude to life. It showed that patient´s experiences of being organ transplanted are individual and unique. Some experiences are harder to deal with than others.

    Conclusion: Patients describe both negative as well as positive experiences of being transplanted. They express a need for more knowledge about their condition and a need that health care staff enhance their knowledge and understanding about their unique situation.

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  • 98.
    Appelgren Karlsson, Eva
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Eriksson, Camilla
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Hur uppnår sjuksköterskor arbetstillfredsställelse: en litteraturstudie2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
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  • 99.
    Arbjörk, Jeanette
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Andersson, Malin
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    "Man får ju känna i morrhåren när man kliver överkanten": Några anställdas uppfattningar kring sitt medarbetarskap2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper has been to investigate how employees of a public administration perceive their employeeship. We have looked at how the employees perceive that the leadership affects the employeeship, how the employees perceive their employeeship and how the employees perceive their learning, all this with the purpose as the foundation. The data was gathered through semi-structured interviews and was analyzed based on a phenomenographic approach, this as we wanted to find the variation in the employees perception. The outcome of the analysis are three categories of description with adherent subcategories to it, where several variations about employeeship are found. "The real employeeship (?)" with subcategories "I take my responsibility with support from the leader" and "Employees are motivated by being able to take care of things themselves but can feel lonely at sometimes". "Learning by work and with others" with subcategories "The significance of relationships for learning" and "Prerequisities for learning are characterized by task and will to learn" and the description category "Influence through action and attitude". The results show that the context of the employeeship determines the type of employeeship that occurs. The responsibility is defined based on various dimensions such as the responsibility to know their limitations, responsibility for relationships in the group and the responsibility to relate to organizational terms. The employees take their responsibility through their competence and with help from leaders and collegues

  • 100.
    Arnold, Melina
    et al.
    Erasmus University Medical Center,Department of Public Health, Rotterdam.
    Moore, Suzanne P
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Section of Cancer Information, Lyon, France.
    Hassler, Sven
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Ellison-Loschmann, Lis
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
    Forman, David
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Section of Cancer Information, Lyon, France.
    Bray, Freddie
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Section of Cancer Information, Lyon, France.
    The burden of stomach cancer in indigenous populations: a systematic review and global assessment2014In: Gut, ISSN 0017-5749, E-ISSN 1468-3288, Vol. 63, no 1, p. 64-71Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective Stomach cancer is a leading cause of cancer death, especially in developing countries. Incidence has been associated with poverty and is also reported to disproportionately affect indigenous peoples, many of whom live in poor socioeconomic circumstances and experience lower standards of health. In this comprehensive assessment, we explore the burden of stomach cancer among indigenous peoples globally.Design The literature was searched systematically for studies on stomach cancer incidence, mortality and survival in indigenous populations, including Indigenous Australians, Maori in New Zealand, indigenous peoples from the circumpolar region, native Americans and Alaska natives in the USA, and the Mapuche peoples in Chile. Data from the New Zealand Health Information Service and the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program were used to estimate trends in incidence.Results Elevated rates of stomach cancer incidence and mortality were found in almost all indigenous peoples relative to corresponding non-indigenous populations in the same regions or countries. This was particularly evident among Inuit residing in the circumpolar region (standardised incidence ratios (SIR) males: 3.9, females: 3.6) and in Maori (SIR males: 2.2, females: 3.2). Increasing trends in incidence were found for some groups.Conclusions We found a higher burden of stomach cancer in indigenous populations globally, and rising incidence in some indigenous groups, in stark contrast to the decreasing global trends. This is of major public health concern requiring close surveillance and further research of potential risk factors. Given evidence that improving nutrition and housing sanitation, and Helicobacter pylori eradication programmes could reduce stomach cancer rates, policies which address these initiatives could reduce inequalities in stomach cancer burden for indigenous peoples.

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