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Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699654/health-promotion-in-specialist-and-community-care-how-a-broadly-applicable-health-promotion-intervention-influences-patient-s-sense-of-coherence
#1
Kristin Heggdal, Beate Jelstad Lovaas
BACKGROUND: Chronic illness health interventions aim to strengthen individuals' wellness resources, in addition to their ability to handle their condition. This presupposes a partnership between patients and professionals and flexibility in care organization. AIM: This study aims to investigate possible changes in individuals' sense of coherence while living with long-term illness as they engage in a broadly applicable health promotion intervention developed in specialist care settings that was later implemented in the community care context...
July 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699208/being-in-a-standstill-of-life-women-s-experience-of-being-diagnosed-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-hermeneutic-phenomenological-study
#2
Janni Lisander Larsen, Elisabeth O C Hall, Søren Jacobsen, Regner Birkelund
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a highly unpredictable and potentially lethal disease which ultimately challenges identity, future and the meaning of life. In a caring context, the experience of good health is perceived to be a balance between biomedical health and the existential experience of having a good life. This balance is jeopardised in the face of severe chronic illness and leads to extensive suffering if not handled carefully. Research suggests that patients suffering from severe chronic illness need support on an existential level, but also emphasises that, given its elusive nature, caring for the existential dimension is difficult to manage...
July 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675925/registered-nurses-experiences-of-patient-participation-in-hospital-care-supporting-and-hindering-factors-patient-participation-in-care
#3
Lena Oxelmark, Kerstin Ulin, Wendy Chaboyer, Tracey Bucknall, Mona Ringdal
BACKGROUND: Promoting patient participation in care is an international priority identified by the World Health Organization and various national bodies around the world and an important aspect of person-centred care. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe Registered Nurses' experiences with patient participation in nursing care including their barriers and facilitators for participation. METHOD: The study setting was a University Hospital in Sweden...
July 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664584/care-professional-s-experiences-about-using-liverpool-care-pathway-in-end-of-life-care-in-residential-care-homes
#4
Sofia Andersson, Olav Lindqvist, Carl-Johan Fürst, Margareta Brännström
BACKGROUND: Residential care homes (RCHs) play an important role in end-of-life care, being the most common place of death for elderly people in several European countries. Care pathways such as the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) are used to improve and ensure quality care at the end of life. There is a lack of scientific evidence supporting the use of care pathways. DESIGN: A descriptive qualitative study. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to describe care professionals' experiences of using the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient in the care of dying residents in residential care homes...
June 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574585/sex-specific-associations-between-self-reported-sleep-duration-depression-anxiety-fatigue-and-daytime-sleepiness-in-an-older-community-dwelling-population
#5
Anders Broström, Åke Wahlin, Urban Alehagen, Martin Ulander, Peter Johansson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore whether associations between self-reported sleep duration, depressive symptoms, anxiety, fatigue and daytime sleepiness differed in older community-dwelling men and women. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: A community-dwelling sample of 675 older men and women (mean age 77.7 years, SD 3.8 years) was used. All participants underwent a clinical examination by a cardiologist. Validated questionnaires were used to investigate sleep duration, depressive symptoms, anxiety, fatigue and daytime sleepiness...
June 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569436/sociodemographic-physical-mental-and-social-factors-in-the-cessation-of-breastfeeding-before-6-months-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Elisabeth Mangrio, Karin Persson, Ann-Cathrine Bramhagen
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding as the main source of nutrition for infants during their first 6 months of life. However, despite this well-known recommendation, not all mothers breastfeed, whether partly or fully, during this time. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic literature review was to compile evidence regarding sociodemographic, physical, mental and social factors that influence breastfeeding mothers to stop breastfeeding before the infant reaches 6 months...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544132/-can-not-talk-about-it-urinary-incontinence-from-the-point-of-view-of-stroke-survivors-a-qualitative-study
#7
Myrta Kohler, Hanna Mayer, Jürg Kesselring, Susi Saxer
PURPOSE: The current study intends to gain an in-depth understanding of stroke survivors' lived experience of urinary incontinence and its treatment in an inpatient rehabilitation clinic. METHODS: A qualitative approach was chosen. Semi-structured individual interviews with ten stroke survivors suffering from urinary incontinence were conducted in an inpatient rehabilitation clinic and analysed using qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach. RESULTS: '(Can) not talk about it' was identified as the first main category...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543793/positive-emotions-in-caring-for-a-spouse-a-literature-review
#8
REVIEW
Tiina Autio, Sari Rissanen
This article aimed at identifying the positive emotions connected to spouse caregiving and the advantages for spouse carers. Theoretically, the article is based on the concept of emotion and the assumptions of positive psychology. Data search is conducted via electronic literature databases and the analysis method is partly theory-driven and partly inductive content classification. Our analyses discover and clarify the concepts associated with positive emotions in caring, such as the gains of caregiving, benefit-finding, finding meaning, personal growth, post-traumatic growth and resilience...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543686/caring-behaviours-directly-and-indirectly-affect-nursing-students-critical-thinking
#9
Shu-Yueh Chen, Hsing-Chi Chang, Hsiang-Chu Pai
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of caring behaviours on critical thinking and to examine whether self-reflection mediates the effect of caring on critical thinking. We also tested whether caring behaviours moderated the relationship between self-reflection and critical thinking. METHODS: For this descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study, we recruited 293 fifth-year nursing students from a junior college in southern Taiwan...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543670/health-and-social-care-planning-in-collaboration-in-older-persons-homes-the-perspectives-of-older-persons-family-members-and-professionals
#10
Malin Sundström, Pia Petersson, Margareta Rämgård, Linda Varland, Kerstin Blomqvist
Providing health and social care to older persons is challenging, since older persons often have multiple diseases and a complex health situation. Hence many professions and organisations are involved. Lack of interprofessional and interorganisational collaboration leads to fragmented care. Care planning meetings before hospital discharge have long been used to overcome this fragmentation, but meetings conducted at the hospital have limitations in identifying long-term needs at home. A new model for health and social care planning in collaboration (HSCPC) in older persons' homes was introduced in two Swedish municipalities...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543624/areas-for-quality-improvements-in-heart-failure-care-quality-of-care-from-the-family-members-perspective
#11
Karin Hellström Ängerud, Kurt Boman, Margareta Brännström
BACKGROUND: The complex needs of people with chronic heart failure (HF) place great demands on their family members, and it is important to ask family members about their perspectives on the quality of HF care. OBJECTIVE: To describe family members' perceptions of quality of HF care in an outpatient setting. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a short form of the Quality from Patients' Perspective (QPP) questionnaire for data collection...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543618/-i-try-to-make-a-net-around-each-patient-home-care-nursing-as-relational-practice
#12
Kristin Bjornsdottir
BACKGROUND: As a result of restructuring, home care is increasingly defined in a narrow, task-based way, undermining the holistic nature of practice. Recent practice theories can aid us in articulating the nature of this important, yet often invisible practice. AIM: My aim in this article was to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the nature of home care nursing practice. METHOD: The approach was ethnographic, involving extensive fieldwork and formal interviews with members of five home care nursing teams and 15 older persons receiving care at home in a metropolitan area of Iceland...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524383/are-clear-boundaries-a-prerequisite-for-well-functioning-collaboration-in-home-health-care-a-mixed-methods-study
#13
Ulla Beijer, Emme-Li Vingare, Hans G Eriksson, Õie Umb Carlsson
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine whether professional collaboration in home health care is associated with clear boundaries between principals' areas of responsibility and the professions areas of responsibility, respectively. METHODS: Data were derived from a web-based survey that was carried out in one county in the middle of Sweden during spring 2013. Participants were health professionals and managers from the county council and from all the municipalities in the county...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524380/family-members-experiences-with-intensive-care-unit-diaries-when-the-patient-does-not-survive
#14
Maria Johansson, Ingrid Wåhlin, Lennart Magnusson, Ingrid Runeson, Elizabeth Hanson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore how family members experienced the use of a diary when a relative does not survive the stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD: A qualitative method with a hermeneutic approach was used. Nine participants who read/wrote eight diaries in total were interviewed. The collected data were analysed using a hermeneutic technique inspired by Geanellos. FINDINGS: The analysis revealed an overall theme 'the diary was experienced as a bridge connecting the past with the future', which was a metaphor referring to the temporal aspect where there was the period with the diary up until the patient's death and then the postbereavement period...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524377/to-be-or-not-to-be-a-caregiver-s-question-the-lived-experience-of-a-stroke-family-during-the-first-18-months-poststroke
#15
Cheryl L Olivier, Jill Phillips, Dianne E Roy
BACKGROUND: Disability following a stroke often requires family, commonly a spouse, to provide care enabling the stroke survivor to return home. Immediate or extended family and friends may help provide direct care or support the primary caregiver. While family members share the common stroke experience, this is lived within the context of separate lives. Research examining the individual nuances, roles and contribution of family and/or friends forming part of collective stroke networks, has largely been overlooked...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524371/out-of-hospital-emergency-care-providers-work-and-challenges-in-a-changing-care-environment
#16
Riitta Mikkola, Eija Paavilainen, Mari Salminen-Tuomaala, Päivi Leikkola
Acutely ill patients are often treated on site instead of being transported to hospital, so wide-ranging professional competence is required from staff. The aim of this study was to describe and produce new information about out-of-hospital emergency care providers' competence, skills and willingness to engage in self-development activities, and to uncover challenges experienced by care providers in the midst of changing work practices. A quantitative questionnaire was sent to out-of-hospital emergency care providers (N = 142, response rate 53%) of one Finnish hospital district...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524370/do-nurses-and-other-health-professionals-in-elderly-care-have-education-in-family-nursing
#17
Olivia Sissil Sunde, Karianne Røssummoen Øyen, Siri Ytrehus
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers are an important resource for providing care to elderly living at home. How nurses and other health professionals interact with family caregivers can have both a positive and a negative impact on the family caregivers' situation. We lack knowledge of Norwegian nurses' and other health professionals' participation in educational programmes about family caregivers' needs and situations. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether nurses and other health professionals working in home-care nursing had participated in educational programmes about family caregivers...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524269/paradoxical-perceptions-towards-the-introduction-of-assistants-in-speech-language-pathology-and-potential-impact-on-consumers
#18
Rachael O'Brien, Rebecca Mitchell, Nicole Byrne
RATIONALE AND AIM: Working with assistants has the potential to be an economically and professionally sustainable solution to workforce shortages in speech-language pathology. However, there is some resistance to the workforce redesign, and factors that determine how assistants are utilised are not well understood. The aim of this study was to understand the perceptions that engender professional resistance and identify factors that may lessen such resistance. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to learn about perceptions towards implementing assistants into the profession...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524242/women-with-vulvodynia-awareness-and-knowledge-of-its-care-among-student-healthcare-staff
#19
Minna Törnävä, Meeri Koivula, Mika Helminen, Tarja Suominen
BACKGROUND: Many women with vulvodynia are women of fertile age, and this syndrome may cause many physical and psychosexual functional disorders. Women with vulvodynia often find that healthcare professionals seem to demonstrate a lack of awareness about the syndrome and its care. These issues have not been previously studied among student healthcare staff. AIM: To investigate awareness and knowledge about vulvodynia and its care among staff in the student healthcare sector in Finland...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524236/commitment-to-care-the-most-important-coping-strategies-among-family-caregivers-of-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis
#20
Shahriar Salehi-Tali, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Kourosh Zarea, Malek Fereidooni-Moghadam
BACKGROUND: Caregivers of patients undergoing haemodialysis often experience an intensive burden of care; therefore, it is important to understand the type of strategies that are used by caregivers to adapt and to commit themselves to caring for another individual. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the specific coping strategies used by family caregivers of patients undergoing haemodialysis. METHODS: In this qualitative study, 16 family caregivers of patients undergoing haemodialysis were selected through purposive sampling in four dialysis centres in south of Iran...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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