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Patienter med MRSA - Upplevelser och erfarenheter av livet med MRSA.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients with MRSA - Experiences of life related to MRSA. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: MRSA, metcillinresistenta staphyloococcus aureus, ökar idag i Sverige och i hela världen och bidrar till längre vårdtider, kostsamma behandlingar och mycket lidande för de drabbade patienterna och deras anhöriga. Syfte: Studien syftar till att undersöka hur patienter med MRSA upplever sin livssituation.Metod: Litteraturstudie  baserad på tio kvalitativa vetenskapliga artiklar.Resultat: Resultatet presenteras i tre teman benämnda ”Att vårdas”, ”Upplevelse av social förändring” och ”Att vara smittad med MRSA” med tillhörande subteman. Patienterna beskriver att bristfällig eller utebliven information om MRSA, dess symtom och effekter var ett problem. De beskriver också rädsla för att smitta sina närstående och vänner. Många av de patienter som fått MRSA känner sig orena och smutsiga, som de fått spetälska eller pesten och de känner skam och skuld över att ha fått MRSA. Diskussion: Ett stort problem var diskrepansen i vårdpersonalens kunskaper om MRSA och deras handhavande av patienter som var smittade med MRSA. Många patienter blev oprofessionellt bemötta och fick felaktig och inadekvat information, vilket ledde till mycket oro och psykisk lidande. Att inte få information eller få felaktig information i vid sjukdom kan få stora konsekvenser för patientens livssituation.

Abstract [en]

Background: MRSA metcillinresistenta staphyloococcus aureus is increasing both in Sweden and worldwide and contributes to longer time in the hospital, expensive treatments and suffering for the affected patients and their relatives. Aim: The aim of the study is to examine how patients with MRSA experience their life situation. Method: Literature study based on ten qualitative articles. Result: The results are presented in three themes, the "Caring", "Experience of Social Change" and "Being infected with MRSA" and related subthemes. Patients describe that inadequate or lack of information regarding MRSA, its symptoms and effects were a problem. They also describe the fear of infecting family and friends. Several of the patients with MRSA feel unclean and dirty, as they had leprosy or the plague, and they feel shame and guilt about being diagnosed with MRSA. Discussion: A major problem was the discrepancy in health professionals' knowledge of MRSA and their management of patients who were infected with MRSA. Several patients were treated unprofessionally and were given an inaccurate and inadequate information about their illness which contributed to anxiety and suffering. If patients do not receive information or receive incorrect information in the event of an illness, this can have major consequences for the patients´ life situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Experience, infection, information, MRSA, nursing, patient, staphylococcus aureus.
Keyword [sv]
Infektion, information, MRSA, omvårdnad, patient, staphylococcus aureus, upplevelse.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-1421OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-1421DiVA: diva2:478066
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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