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Waiting for surgery; living a life on hold: A continuous struggle against a faceless system
Mittuniversitetet, Umeå universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3907-2197
Länssjukhuset i Sundsvall.
Landstingen Västernorrland.
Mittuniversitetet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1614-7379
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2005 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, E-ISSN 1873-491X, Vol. 42, no 5, 539-547 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This interpretive-phenomenological study examined the lived experience of being on the waiting list for arthroplastic surgery of the knee or hip and its impact on daily life. The interviews reveal that respondents experience suffering from different points of view; illness-, caring- and life- suffering. Suffering leads to a struggle in order to have their caring needs met and the struggle is often fruitless - against a faceless enemy - "the system". No one is there to answer their plea or to address the frustration that then arises and, in combination with their present life situation, this may lead to a disrupted self-image. Finding or creating meaning in suffering appears to be a crucial issue in the struggling process. Respondents who are able to preserve or create meaning in life may find it easier to accept the waiting times and wait for their turn in the queue. They are able to reformulate their life-world and live a full life, in spite of severe pain and disability.

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2005. Vol. 42, no 5, 539-547 p.
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Osteoarthritis, Interpretive phenomenology, Pain, Suffering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-5558DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.09.009ISI: 000230121700006PubMedID: 15921985OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-5558DiVA: diva2:1065162
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