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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524383/are-clear-boundaries-a-prerequisite-for-well-functioning-collaboration-in-home-health-care-a-mixed-methods-study
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509365/the-degree-of-satisfaction-of-in-hospital-medical-patients-with-nursing-care-and-predictors-of-dissatisfaction-findings-from-a-secondary-analysis
#9
Alvisa Palese, Silvia Gonella, Anna Fontanive, Annamaria Guarnier, Paolo Barelli, Paola Zambiasi, Elisabetta Allegrini, Letizia Bazoli, Paola Casson, Meri Marin, Marisa Padovan, Michele Picogna, Patrizia Taddia, Daniele Salmaso, Paolo Chiari, Tiziana Frison, Oliva Marognolli, Federica Canzan, Elisa Ambrosi, Luisa Saiani
BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction with nursing care (NC) is an important predictor of overall satisfaction with the hospital experience. However, the concept of patient satisfaction has been criticised both at the theoretical and at the methodological levels, and more attention on patient dissatisfaction has been called for with the aim of identifying strategies to improve the quality of care. AIMS: To describe dissatisfaction with NC as perceived by acute medical patients and identify predictors...
May 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509335/dignity-conserving-care-actions-in-palliative-care-an-integrative-review-of-swedish-research
#10
REVIEW
Carina Werkander Harstäde, Karin Blomberg, Eva Benzein, Ulrika Östlund
BACKGROUND: Previous research has proposed that persons in need of palliative care often have a loss of functions and roles that affects social and existential self-image. Moreover, these individuals also commonly suffer from complex multisymptoms. This, together with the situation of facing an impending death, can lead to a loss of dignity. Therefore, supporting these persons' dignity is a crucial challenge for professional nurses. The 'Dignity Care Intervention' addresses the multidimensionality of dignity by identifying patients' dignity-related concerns and suggests care actions to address them...
May 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497855/health-promotion-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-a-concept-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Anne E Roll
BACKGROUND: Whereas 'health promotion' is a well-known concept for healthcare professionals, the concept of 'health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities' and its unique associated challenges are not well understood. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: This article provides a systematic analysis of how health promotion is being conceptualised for people with intellectual disabilities and how health promotion can work best in the light of this group's specific needs and limitations...
May 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497852/patients-perception-of-disease-and-experience-with-type-2-diabetes-patient-education-in-denmark
#12
Ditte Hjorth Laursen, Anne Frølich, Ulla Christensen
BACKGROUND: Patient education programmes for a range of chronic conditions are widely implemented, but studies have shown that not all participants benefit equally from the patient education programmes. AIM: To explore differences in how persons with diabetes experience diabetes-related patient education programmes. METHODS: Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with eleven participants 6 months after participation in patient education...
May 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475265/patient-related-complexity-of-care-a-challenge-or-overwhelming-burden-for-nurses-a-qualitative-study
#13
Felix Kentischer, Michael Kleinknecht-Dolf, Rebecca Spirig, Irena Anna Frei, Evelyn Huber
BACKGROUND: Patient-related complexity of nursing care in acute care hospitals has increased in recent years, in part due to shorter hospital stays and the increase in multimorbid patients. However, little research has been conducted on how nurses experience complex nursing care situations. AIMS: The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of how nurses experience complex nursing care situations in Swiss acute care hospitals. METHODS: This qualitative study utilised focus group interviews and thematic analysis...
May 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475236/-if-it-weren-t-for-me%C3%A2-perspectives-of-family-carers-of-older-people-receiving-professional-care
#14
Benedicte Carlsen, Kjetil Lundberg
BACKGROUND: In the Scandinavian countries and elsewhere, family care is important as a complement for older people in the professional care system. Better understanding of this role could lead to better cooperation between professionals and family carers and better use of family carers as a resource in care for older people. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore experiences of the role of family carers of older people in need of services and therefore to increase our understanding of this role...
May 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475220/caring-for-a-centenarian-parent-an-exploratory-study-on-role-strains-and-psychological-distress
#15
Daniela Brandão, Oscar Ribeiro, Mónica Oliveira, Constança Paúl
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the main sources of strain and the presence of psychological distress in a sample of centenarians' children who assumed the role of primary caregivers. METHOD: A sample of 43 children (M age = 67.10 ± 6.67 years; 90.7% female) caring for a centenarian parent was interviewed and asked about their overall caregiving experience. Information on caregiving burden (Zarit Burden Interview) and psychological distress (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) was also obtained...
May 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464382/they-are-still-the-same-family-members-stories-about-their-relatives-with-dementia-disorders-as-residents-in-a-nursing-home
#16
Berit Seiger Cronfalk, Astrid Norberg, Britt-Marie Ternestedt
In order to better understand the context of suffering from dementia disorders, greater efforts should be made to understand and identify what persons with such disorders experience when living in a nursing home. The aim of this qualitative study was to gain further understanding of how persons with dementia disorders experienced and coped with their changed life situation after being relocated to a nursing home as described by their family members' perceptions. Qualitative data were collected from ten interviews with family members and evaluated using content analysis...
May 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452062/support-provided-by-nurses-to-parents-of-hospitalized-children-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-nurse-parent-support-tool-and-initial-research-results
#17
Anna Aftyka, Ilona Rozalska-Walaszek, Aleksandra Wróbel, Anna Bednarek, Katarzyna Dąbek, Danuta Zarzycka
INTRODUCTION: Child's illness and hospitalisation are difficult and stressful situations both for the patients themselves and for their parents. Supporting the ill child and their guardians is an indispensable element of caring for ill children. The Nurse-Parent Support Model developed by Margaret Miles is based on four elements, namely emotional support, appraisal support, informational support and instrumental support. AIM: The aim of the research was (i) cultural adaptation and validation of The Nurse-Parent Support Tool into Polish and (ii) initial assessment of parents' perception of nursing support given to the parents of children hospitalised in five paediatric wards in Poland...
April 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439962/balancing-task-focus-and-relationship-building-asking-sleepy-patients-about-traffic-risk-in-treatment-initiation-consultations
#18
Clara Iversen, Anders Broström, Martin Ulander
BACKGROUND: The use of traffic risk assessment questions is an understudied area in nursing research. Obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with an increased risk of traffic accidents. Therefore, traffic safety authorities demand adherent continuous positive airway pressure use. Nurses act as coaches to achieve treatment adherence, but they are also obliged to act as state agents by prohibiting obstructive sleep apnoea patients from drowsy driving. OBJECTIVE: To examine how nurses and obstructive sleep apnoea patients manage traffic risk assessment questions in the relation-building context of treatment initiation consultations...
April 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439914/how-does-burnout-impact-the-three-components-of-nursing-professional-commitment
#19
Hao-Yuan Chang, Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu, May-Kuen Wong, Tsung-Lan Chu, Yuan-Yu Lo, Ching-I Teng
BACKGROUND: While the impact of burnout on organisational commitment has been widely observed, its impact on nursing professional commitment has not previously been investigated. The literature has clarified that professional commitment has three distinct components: affective, continuance and normative. AIMS: This study aims to investigate the relationships between burnout and the three components of nursing professional commitment. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using questionnaires to collect data in one large medical centre...
April 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439913/workplace-culture-in-psychiatric-nursing-described-by-nurses
#20
K Kurjenluoma, A Rantanen, B McCormack, P Slater, N Hahtela, T Suominen
AIM: This study looks to describe the workplace culture from the viewpoints of stress, job satisfaction and practice environment. METHODS: Data were collected from nurses (n = 109) using a web-based survey, The Person-Centred Nursing Index, from two purposefully selected hospital districts in Finland. Data were statistically analysed. RESULTS: Nurses described their workplace culture in slightly positive terms. Nurses only occasionally experienced stress (mean = 2...
April 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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