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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341201/diversity-in-cancer-care-exploring-social-categories-in-encounters-between-healthcare-professionals-and-breast-cancer-patients
#1
Nanna Nyholm, Ida Halvorsen, Anna Mygind, Ulla Christensen, Maria Kristiansen
BACKGROUND: The burden of breast cancer is a key challenge for women's health globally. Rehabilitation needs and strategies for living with long-term consequences of breast cancer and its treatment cannot be isolated from the social contexts of patients, including relationships with relatives and healthcare professionals. AIM: This study explores how healthcare professionals' categorisations engage with breast cancer patients' social identities in encounters about rehabilitation before hospital discharge...
January 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282767/pain-assessment-practices-in-swedish-and-norwegian-neonatal-care-units
#2
Randi Dovland Andersen, Josanne M A Munsters, Bente Johanne Vederhus, Maria Gradin
BACKGROUND: The use of measurement scales to assess pain in neonates is considered a prerequisite for effective management of pain, but these scales are still underutilised in clinical practice. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe and compare pain assessment practices including the use of pain measurement scales in Norwegian and Swedish neonatal care units. METHODS: A unit survey investigating practices regarding pain assessment and the use of pain measurement scales was sent to all neonatal units in Sweden and Norway (n = 55)...
December 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29265392/a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study-of-the-family-functioning-health-and-social-support-of-hospital-patients-with-family-violence-backgrounds
#3
Salla Kivelä, Tuija Leppäkoski, Mika Helminen, Eija Paavilainen
Family violence (FV) has serious effects on the health and well-being of the family. The health sector plays a vital role in FV prevention by helping to identify abuse early, providing victims with the necessary treatment and referring patients to appropriate care. The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to describe the prevalence of FV among hospital patients, as well as to assess the association between family functioning, health and social support, considering patients as the perpetrators or victims of violence...
December 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250819/an-exploration-of-factors-associated-with-older-persons-perceptions-of-the-benefits-of-and-satisfaction-with-a-preventive-home-visit-service
#4
Mette Tøien, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Lisbeth Fagerström
BACKGROUND: Preventive home visits (PHVs) are healthcare services aimed at promoting the health of home-dwelling older people and to support their abilities to live independently. To enhance effectiveness, studies that explore older persons' experiences of PHVs are needed. OBJECTIVE: To assess older persons' perceived benefits and opinions of a PHV service and explore associations between perceived benefits from PHV and relevant sociodemographic/health-related factors...
December 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227534/family-functioning-evaluated-by-family-members-of-older-patients-and-nurses-in-emergency-departments
#5
Jekaterina Demidenko, Pirkko Routasalo, Mika Helminen, Eija Paavilainen, Tarja Suominen
The functioning of families in emergency departments (EDs) encompasses the level at which the families of older patients perform as a whole during the ED stay. Currently, little is known about how the families of older patients function in EDs. In this study, family functioning included the subareas of family strengths, structural factors and relationships both inside and outside the family. The study aimed to describe family functioning in EDs as evaluated by both the family members (n = 111) of older patients and nurses (n = 93)...
December 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205442/palliative-care-for-end-of-life-patients-in-a-basic-emergency-service
#6
REVIEW
Maria Eduarda Diniz Pereira, António Barbosa, Maria Dos Anjos Dixe
This research sought to describe the care provided by the nursing staff of the Western Department of the Basic Emergency Service for end-of-life patients. This was a retrospective, quantitative, exploratory and descriptive (level I) study, which sought to research the nursing records of 83 patients from admission to death. Patients who met the following inclusion criteria were considered eligible: adults; had an oncological or nononcological, advanced and irreversible chronic disease; and died in the Basic Emergency Service in the period from January 2011 to December 2012...
December 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193265/substance-use-disorder-and-compulsory-commitment-to-care-a-care-ethical-decision-making-framework
#7
Marie Nicolini, Joris Vandenberghe, Chris Gastmans
In the era of deinstitutionalisation of psychiatric patients, steady or even increasing rates of compulsory commitment to care (CCC) are an intriguing phenomenon to analyse. From a clinical, legal and ethical perspective, CCC continues to be a controversial practice in psychiatry, and perhaps even more so when applied to patients with severe substance use disorder (SUD). Several reasons make it controversial. The lack of consensus about the benefits of CCC and professional disagreement about what mental illness and autonomy mean in the case of SUD make it difficult to apply ethically sound clinical decision-making in CCC...
November 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193241/does-informal-caregiving-affect-self-esteem-results-from-a-population-based-study-of-individuals-aged-40-and-over-in-germany-from-2002-to-2014
#8
André Hajek, Hans-Helmut König
BACKGROUND: While it is known that informal caregiving is associated with care-derived self-esteem cross-sectionally, little is known about the impact of informal caregiving on general self-esteem longitudinally. Thus, we aimed at examining whether informal caregiving affects general self-esteem using a longitudinal approach. METHODS: Data were gathered from a population-based sample of community-dwelling individuals aged 40 and over in Germany from 2002 to 2014 (n = 21 271)...
November 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193238/experiences-of-living-with-a-sexually-transmitted-disease-an-integrative-review
#9
REVIEW
Toni Haapa, Tarja Suominen, Eija Paavilainen, Jari Kylmä
PURPOSE: This integrative review describes experiences related to living with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). DESIGN: The data search was conducted using the CINAHL, MEDLINE (Ovid), PsycINFO and PubMed databases between the years 2000 and 2016. A manual search was also used. The retrieved data consisted of 33 original articles which were analysed using deductive and inductive content analysis. RESULTS: Based on the results, an infected person has a need for information about STDs and experiences emotions such as a loss of purity and control over his/her body...
November 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171678/visibility-and-meanings-of-partnership-in-health-care-for-older-people-who-need-support-to-live-at-home
#10
Anna Gregory, Shylie Mackintosh, Saravana Kumar, Carol Grech
INTRODUCTION: Problems experienced by older people with complex needs to live at home have been reported in the literature. This qualitative study builds on previous research and investigates enduring issues older people face when interacting with healthcare services. AIM: To gain an in-depth understanding of what is involved in providing good quality health care for older people who need support to live at home. METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN: We adopted an interpretive descriptive approach and conducted semi-structured interviews with older people (n = 7), carers (n = 8) and key informants (n = 11)...
November 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168211/factors-associated-with-medication-administration-errors-and-why-nurses-fail-to-report-them
#11
Baraa M Hammoudi, Samantha Ismaile, Omar Abu Yahya
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a significant challenge facing healthcare systems. The administration of medication is pivotal to patient safety, and errors in drug administration are associated with mortality and morbidity. In this study, we assessed the factors contributing to the occurrence and reporting of medication errors from the nurse's perspective. METHODS: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, we distributed a validated questionnaire to 367 nurses at a large public hospital and obtained a response rate of 73...
November 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168196/family-members-expectations-regarding-nurses-competence-in-care-homes-a-qualitative-interview-study
#12
Outi Kiljunen, Päivi Kankkunen, Pirjo Partanen, Tarja Välimäki
BACKGROUND: Structural and cultural changes in the care of older people have influenced nursing practice, creating a need to identify current competency requirements for nurses working in care homes. Family members have an important role in ensuring the well-being of older people living in care homes, and family members' can provide valuable information about competence requirements. AIM: To explore the expectations of the care home residents' family members regarding the competence of nurses in care homes for older people...
November 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148073/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-voices-sf-questionnaire-for-evaluation-of-end-of-life-care-in-sweden
#13
Anna O'Sullivan, Joakim Öhlen, Anette Alvariza, Cecilia Håkanson
OBJECTIVES: Instruments for evaluating end-of-life care by voicing experiences of family members have previously been lacking in Sweden. The objective of this study was therefore to adapt and validate the VOICES (SF) questionnaire to evaluate quality of end-of-life care in Sweden. The VOICES (SF) [Views of Informal Carers - Evaluation of Services (Short form)] is a questionnaire about bereaved relatives' experiences of care in the last three months of life of a deceased family member...
November 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131422/translation-and-validation-of-the-danish-version-of-the-brief-family-assessment-measure-iii-in-a-sample-of-acutely-admitted-elderly-medical-patients
#14
Mahdi Shamali, Hanne Konradsen, Jørgen T Lauridsen, Birte Østergaard
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: Family functioning plays a pivotal role in the adaptation to illness of both individuals and families, especially among elderly patients. The Brief Family Assessment Measure Third Edition (Brief FAM-III) is among the most frequently used self-report instruments that measures family functioning. However, no Danish translation or measure of its psychometric properties in a Danish population is available. The purpose of this study was to translate the Brief FAM-III into Danish and then evaluate its psychometric properties in elderly patients...
November 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131378/physiological-benefits-to-parents-from-undertaking-skin-to-skin-contact-with-their-neonate-in-a-neonatal-intensive-special-care-unit
#15
Hannah Jones, Nick Santamaria
There has been increased focus on the use of family-centred care interventions, such as skin-to-skin contact (SSC) in Neonatal Intensive Special Care (NISC) Units over the past two decades. SSC between a parent and their neonate has previously shown to promote positive mental and emotional health in parents and assist in bonding and attachment between parent and neonate. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect that SSC between parent and their neonate has on the parent's heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP)...
November 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131370/mental-ill-health-among-adult-patients-at-healthcare-centres-in-sweden-district-nurses-experiences
#16
Ann-Christin Janlöv, Linda Johansson, Eva K Clausson
BACKGROUND: Mental ill-health among the general population is increasing in Sweden. Primary Health Care (PHC) and Healthcare Centres (HCC), where district nurses (DNs) work, bear the basic responsibility for treatment of mental ill-health, while severe mental ill-health fall under the responsibility of psychiatric specialist care. The increased prevalence of mental ill-health in the community means that DNs increasingly encounter people with mental health problems - not least as a comorbidity...
November 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193263/more-scientific-debate-in-caring-sciences-is-needed
#17
EDITORIAL
Päivi Åstedt-Kurki, Marja Kaunonen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193262/older-individuals-need-for-knowledge-and-follow-up-about-their-chronic-atrial-fibrillation-lifelong-medical-treatment-and-medical-controls
#18
Terese Lindberg, Johan Sanmartin Berglund, Sölve Elmståhl, Doris M Bohman
Older individuals with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) often experience physical symptoms and feel psychologically unwell. In addition, these persons are prescribed lifelong medical treatment that requires regular monitoring. Through 11 individual interviews, this interpretive description study aimed to explore and describe lifelong medical treatment and the need for medical controls as experienced from the perspective of older individuals living with chronic AF. The interviews were performed during 2014-2015; furthermore, they were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed for thematic patterns using thematic analysis inspired by Braun and Clarke...
December 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048131/sickness-absence-following-breast-cancer-surgery-a-two-year-follow-up-cohort-study
#19
Lena-Marie Petersson, Marjan Vaez, Marie I Nilsson, Fredrik Saboonchi, Kristina Alexanderson, Mariann Olsson, Agneta Wennman-Larsen
RATIONALE AND AIM: Most women of working ages with limited breast cancer (BC) have returned to work within the first year after diagnosis. However, little is known about what is happening during this year regarding sickness absence and return to work. Also, the knowledge is very limited about the occurrence of part-time sickness absence after BC diagnosis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe occurrence, extent and length of SA during a two-year follow-up after BC surgery and to analyse the association between being SA and type of cancer treatment...
October 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994460/ethical-considerations-when-conducting-joint-interviews-with-close-relatives-or-family-an-integrative-review
#20
Barbara Voltelen, Hanne Konradsen, Birte Østergaard
BACKGROUND: Researchers are obligated to do no harm to participants of research. Conflicts in relationships can cause negative well-being; therefore, insight is needed into the particular ethical considerations that arise when conducting joint interviews with close relatives or family members simultaneously in the healthcare setting. AIM: To collect and share knowledge related to ethical considerations conducting joint interviews. DESIGN AND METHODS: A literature review inspired by the integrative review method was performed...
October 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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