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Patients´and their partners´experiences of returning home after hospital discharge following acute myocardial infarction
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Mittuniversitetet.
Mittuniversitetet.
2009 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 8, no 4, 267-273 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Returning home from hospital after an acute myocardial infarction [AMI] can be a period of vulnerability both for the patient and his/her partner. This study focuses on the time immediately after discharge.

Aims: The aim of this study was to describe the patient’s and his/her partner’s experiences after hospital discharge following AMI.

Methods: 15 couples took part in individual interviews, 4- 8 weeks after discharge. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: The results are presented by means of three themes, ´ at home in one’s own home`, ´ at home within oneself ` and ´having normality in sight`, comprising ten categories that describe the experiences of both the patient and his/her partner.

Conclusions: The patients as well as partners described the period after discharge from hospital comprising ambitions of feeling safety in their home, an inner sense of security and seeking normalisation.The results of this study could be useful for nurses when planning for patient discharge. During hospitalization nurses can prepare both the patient and their partner for what to expect when the patient returns home.

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Elsevier , 2009. Vol. 8, no 4, 267-273 p.
Keyword [en]
Life-threatening illness, Interviews, Nursing, Qualitative content analysis
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-5540DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2009.03.003ISI: 000271701100006PubMedID: 19410517Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-70349453876OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-5540DiVA: diva2:1065511
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Recovery from an acute myocardial infarction- as a process in the relationship
Available from: 2009-05-15 Created: 2016-11-30 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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