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  • 201.
    Andersson, Lars
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Några filosofiska kommentarer till livsåskådningssamtal i vården2006In: Nya vägar i vårdetiken / [ed] Gunilla Silfverberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2006, p. 151-177Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 202.
    Andersson, Lars
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Liedgren Dobronravoff, Pernilla
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Strategies among young Jehovah’s Witnesses in secondary school in Sweden2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is among the most secular countries in the world and Jehovah’s Witness is a fundamentalist Christian organization with an ambition to present its interpretation of the Bible as truth. Emerging adults in Jehovah’s Witness are expected to behave and believe according to rules and a view of life which distinguish them from the values and teachings of the Swedish school.  The aim of the paper is to present strategies and reflections among Jehovah’s Witnesses in Swedish secondary school to meet the expectations of the religious community, when these are in conflict with the values and teachings of the school. Interviews with eleven former Jehovah’s Witnesses, now adults, have been conducted in the tradition of grounded theory. Strategies found where; 1) to stand up for their belief; 2) double standard and 3) flight. The reflections concern what it is to be an authentic person and the social context.

  • 203.
    Andersson, Lars-Percy
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, St Lukas Educational Institute.
    Psykoterapeutens känslor - risker och möjligheter i terapin2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are few references in research on the therapeutic relationship that explicitly deals with the psychotherapist's emotions in the relationship. The purpose of this study is to understand more about the psychotherapist's emotions, what triggers them in the therapy relationship and the perceived risks and opportunities with their feelings.  A qualitative methodology with an explorative approach was used for this study. Participants in the study are six psychotherapists; four women and two men, aged 50-65 years. The result shows that psychotherapists do not connect strong feelings in relation to the positive outcome in therapy. They express that as a psychotherapist one should be observant of one´s feelings and that the feelings should be kept in the background of the relationship. In the therapies that participants refer to in the interviews, the results has been good, the patients have been perceived as genuine and the psychotherapists have felt genuinely liked by the patient. Participants do not connect positive treatment outcome and authenticity of the patient in the therapy relationship. Authenticity also among the psychotherapist, both self-knowledge and professional skills are important factors for the performance of the therapeutic work. 

  • 204.
    Andersson, Lisa
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Moberg, Melina
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Mer än enkla åtgärder: En litteraturöversikt om hur personer med långvarig smärta beskriver egenvård2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Pain is a multidimensional and subjective experience that can affect anyone. Pain is the most common reason to seek medical care and is the main cause to disability and inability to work. People with chronic pain need to independently manage a large part of their treatment and care in the form of self-management. One part of the nursing role is to encourage and support patients to perform self-management, however there is no clear definition of the term self-management.

    Aim: To illustrate how people with chronic pain describes self-management.

    Method: The literature review was based on ten scientific articles, with qualitative and quantitative approaches. The articles were found through searches in the databases CINAHL Complete and MEDLINE, with publication between the years 2005-2015. The articles were analyzed using Fribergs method of analysis.

    Results: The literature review showed that people with chronic pain described that self-management was multidimensional. Self-management was considered to involve both personal abilities, mental and practical strategies. People with chronic pain also believed that education and support from healthcare was essential for self-management.

    Discussion: The result has been discussed against Dorothea Orems nursing theory about self-care and relevant scientific publications. The ​​meaning of self-management for people with chronic pain has been compared with various definitions of self-management that are applied in healthcare. Furthermore the definitions of self-management were put in relation to how the healthcare provide supporting self-management interventions.

  • 205.
    Andersson, Lisen
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för omvårdnad.
    Larsson, Helena
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för omvårdnad.
    Sjuksköterskans arbete med barn med psykosocial problematik2000Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 206.
    Andersson, Malin
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Varför sviker förskollärarna barnen som far illa?: förskollärares utsatthet i organisationsstrukturen, analyserad genom fem sociologiska teorier och ett samverkansperspektiv2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 207.
    Andersson, Maria
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Beganovic´, Mirela
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Icke-verbal kommunikation mellan sjuksköterskor och patienter utifrån Travelbee's omvårdnadsteori2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 208.
    Andersson, Maria
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Cedergren, Anita
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Omvårdnadsdiagnostikens del i omvårdnadsprocessen: en litteraturstudie2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 209.
    Andersson, Marika
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Karlsson, Emma
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Att vilja ha hjälp att dö: En litteraturöversikt om sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av, samt attityder kring dödshjälp.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Dödshjälp är endast lagligt i ett fåtal länder och stater i världen, men det förekommer att patienter förmedlar en önskan om dödshjälp till vårdpersonal, även i andra länder. Läkare beskriver bördan med att hantera förfrågningar om dödshjälp och försöker undvika dessa genom att behandla patienters fysiska samt psykiska behov. Anhöriga till individer som dött genom dödshjälp, menade att den döende individens livskvalitet förbättrades i slutet av deras liv relaterat till beslutet gällande dödshjälp. Syfte: Att beskriva sjuksköterskors attityder till, samt erfarenheter kring dödshjälp. Metod: En litteraturöversikt, i enlighet med Friberg genomfördes. Systematisk sökning har utförts i databaserna CINAHL Complete och PubMed. Resultatet av översikten baseras på 13 originalartiklar.  Resultat: Sjuksköterskors attityder varierar oavsett om de arbetar i länder där dödshjälp är lagligt eller inte. Tendenser tyder på att sjuksköterskor är mer positivt inställda till eutanasi än läkarassisterat självmord. De underliggande aspekter som påverkar sjuksköterskors attityder grundas på deras personliga värderingar utifrån professionell kunskap, erfarenheter och religiösa övertygelser. Sjuksköterskor kan rättfärdiga sina handlingar genom så kallad dubbel-effekt, där goda handlingar utförs trots att det kan leda till negativa konsekvenser. Palliativ vård fungerar som preventiv strategi, vilket tidvis minskar antalet förfrågningar om dödshjälp. Diskussion: Resultaten är diskuterade utifrån Beauchamp och Childress etiska principer, samt vårdande utifrån deras tolkning av vårdande etik. Det uppstår konflikter mellan sjuksköterskors personliga värderingar, yrkesprofessionella kunskap, lagar och de etiska principerna i vårdandet av döende individer med obotliga sjukdomar.

  • 210.
    Andersson, Maude
    Ersta Sköndal University College, St Lukas Educational Institute.
    En illusion och dess samtid: det förnekade lidandet ur ett psykoanalytiskt perspektiv2012Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study´s aim is that from a psychodynamic perspective to study what impact our individualistic culture may for the individual with respect to issue of lack, desire and suffering. To explore the contemporary mental suffering is the expression of these matters denied, was interviewed five psychodynamic practioner psychotherapists whose experiences bear a reflection of patients´suffering. Question is: What are the major patient problems today in a group of psychotherapists in private activity? What do this clinically employed psychotherapists be its cause? The method is qualitative analyzed using the EPP method. The result show that patients suffering from desirelessness, lack of relationship and performance requirements. The investigation identified two ways in which the patient try to menage their suffering: it assigns itself an illusory imago in the form of ideal I and by making its value socially determined.

  • 211.
    Andersson, Mikael
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Rosengren, Linn
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Fysisk aktivitet i samband med rehabilitering efter hjärtinfarkt: patienters upplevelser och tankar: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Cardiovascular disease is classified as a public disease in today’s Sweden and affected 26000 people in 2016. The mortality has decreased since nursing wards opened in the 1960s. Despite this improvement, physical activity is underutilized in Sweden associated with rehabilitation, even though it is an important protection factor. Personalized care and motivation is important for the patients’ self-care and their rehabilitation process.

    Aim: Describe patients' experiences or thoughts about physical activity associated with rehabilitation after suffering from myocardial infarction.

    Method: This literature review has been based on eight qualitative and two quantitative articles collected from CINAHL complete, PubMed and Web of Science. The articles were reviewed and analyzed in accordance with Friberg to obtain the result that was compiled in different themes.

    Results: Fear and anxiety were experienced by many patients’ during physical activity after a myocardial infarction. Lack of knowledge and motivation resulted in that patients did not participate in training programs. The healthcare professions, relatives and patient's own assets and social network had a positive impact on the patient's experience of physical activity. The result is presented in four main themes; “Psychic experiences – fear, worries and anxiety”, “social support - relatives, family, participants and healthcare professionals”, “knowledge, understanding and physical factors” and “music as a strategy for motivation in physical activity”.

    Discussion: Dorothea Orem's self-care theory, articles and patients’ experiences formed the discussion. Lack of knowledge and motivation reduces the self-care capacity. Healthcare professions, relatives and own resources are important for motivating and supporting the patient in his self-care.

  • 212.
    Andersson, Monya
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Önnerstedt, Kristina
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Tolkens syn på socialarbetarnas tolkanvändning2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 213.
    Andersson, Peter
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Att som äldre möta sorg i grupp: ..."tillsammans, men ändå ensam..."2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 214.
    Andersson, Sandra
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Midsander, Marlene
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Allmänsjuksköterskans bemötande av patienter med psykisk störning inom somatisk vård2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 215.
    Andersson, Sara
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Klang, Niclas
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Jag finns men jag syns inte: En studie om hur barn synliggörs och deras bästa beaktas i förvaltningsrättens prövningar av ekonomiskt bistånd2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den aktuella studien syftar till att utifrån en innehållsanalys visa och förklara hur barn lyfts fram, berörs och beskrivs i förvaltningsrättens prövningar av ekonomiskt bistånd. Underlaget bestående av biståndsprövningar där barn på ett eller annat sätt ingår i de sökandes hushåll, undersöks med avseende på rättens synliggörande av barnen och beaktande av ett barnperspektiv. Studien visar och förklarar även hur förvaltningsrättens hänsynstagande till de berörda barnens behov är relaterade till domstolens bedömningar och slutgiltiga motiveringar till beslut.

    Resultatet visar att barnperspektivet beaktas i endast tio procent av sammanlagt 134 prövningar. I lite drygt hälften av det totala antalet domar synliggörs barnen heller inte som subjekt eller som särskilda individer med egna anspråk. I resterande fall uppmärksammas barnen genom deras behov, men då främst i referatet av de klagandes egna yrkanden. Av studiens resultat framgår även att domskäl med fokus på förälderns skyldigheter ges företräde framför ett särskilt beaktande av barns bästa.

    De i domarna frånvarande beskrivningarna av barnen kan i enlighet med rättssociologisk teori förklaras med en i förvaltningsrätten normrationell tillämpning av socialtjänstlagen. Pliktnormer, som anger de kriterier som bör uppfyllas för att rätt till bistånd ska anses föreligga, prioriteras på bekostnad av målinriktade lagar som ser till barns behov. Materiell rättsäkerhet med krav på beaktande av sociala värden får i förvaltningsrättens bedömningar stå i skymundan för en formell rättsäkerhet, som i första hand prövar själva legalitetsaspekterna av socialnämndens beslut. Studien visar att nya rättsprinciper och utfärdade riktlinjer gällande barns bästa förbises till förmån för en rättstillämpning rättfärdigad av ett i förvaltningsrätten traditionellt förfarande. 

  • 216.
    Andersson, Sofia
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Transpersoners upplevelser av vårdpersonalens bemötande inom den öppna hälso- och sjukvården: En litteraturöversikt2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The term transgender is an umbrella term that include all people whosegender identity and/or gender expression is not congruent with theirassigned sex at birth. The prevalence of transgender people is difficult toestimate and due to stigma the numbers might be underreported.Transgender people are discriminated and exposed to violence and assault.Many end up in vulnerable socioeconomic situations that include socialexclusion, unemployment and loss of household which increases the risk fordepression, anxiety, suicide, abuse and mental distress.

    Aim: To illuminate transgender peoples experiences of health care staff’s attitudestowards them in the general health care.

    Method: A literature review was conducted to answer the aim. Eight scientificarticles were analyzed focusing on similarities and differences.

    Results: The results are presented in five main themes: Supporting the self-concept,To disclose ones gender identity, Knowledge and attitudes within the healthcare system, Discriminated due to ones identity and The responsibility lieson the patient.

    Discussion: The discussion emphasize how health care staff can gain understanding fortransgender peoples needs related to Husserl’s theory of the life world. Theconcept of care are discussed related to the substandard patient-caregiverrelationship that many transgender people report about. The lack ofknowledge within the health care system is discussed as well as how it willeffect transgender peoples access to care and the need of education.

  • 217.
    Andersson, Stina
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Lindström, Sofie
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Patienters upplevelser av att vara MRSA-bärare: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There is a continuous increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Sweden, but the situation is still relatively manageable compared to other countries. The development of resistance is a result of the amount of antibiotics used in today's society. The bacteria Staphylococcus aureus is the cause of many types of infections, from mild to life threatening. The bacteria have caused problems at hospitals since 1955 and are the most notorious cause of healthcare-associated infections. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the associated strains of Staphylococcus aureus that have developed resistance to antibiotics. The communicable diseases act (smittskyddslagen) stipulates that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a dangerous disease. General dangerous diseases are infectious and cause suffering, prolonged periods of illness and other serious consequences.

    Aim: To describe patients’ experiences of being MRSA-carrier.

    Method: A literature review according to Fribergs` method where ten scientific articles were elected to the result. The articles were selected from Cinahl Complete and Medline.

    Results: In the articles analyzed the authors identified six themes: getting a diagnosis, experiences of isolation, experiences of treatment, experiences of knowledge and information, fear of infecting others and thoughts about the future.

    Discussion: Based on Callista Roys adaptation theory, the concept of health, background and other research the result is being discussed. The main findings chosen for discussion are the isolation impact, lack of knowledge and adaptation to life with MRSA.

  • 218.
    Andersson, Tuva
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Hur löser vi det här?: En diskursanalys av kvinnojourernas riksförbunds konstruktion av mäns våld mot kvinnor som socialt problem2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats är en diskursanalys över Sveriges kvinno- och tjejjourers två riksförbunds (Roks och Unizon) konstruktion av mäns våld mot kvinnor som socialt problem. Syftet är att belysa hur riksförbunden bidrar till förståelsen av mäns våld mot kvinnor som socialt problem och hur riksförbunden bidrar till konstruktionen och beskrivningen av det sociala problemets orsaker och lösningar. Materialet består av pressmeddelanden från respektive förbund under perioden 2013–2015.

    Med socialkonstruktionismen som forskningsansats och Faircloughs kritiska diskursanalys som teori och metod har samtliga texter analyserats och sedan sammanfattats i en schemamodell skapad av Håkan Jönsson. Resultatet visar på fyra diskurser inom diskursordningen; två för förbunden gemensamma (strukturkritisk diskurs och diskursen om offentlig sektor som inkompetent samarbetspartner) samt två diskurser specifika för var sitt förbund (Roks professionaliseringskritiska diskurs och Unizons våldspreventiva lösningsorienterade diskurs).

    Uppsatsen avslutas med en diskussion kring vidare forskning utifrån frågorna hur sociala problem kan konstrueras och förstås med hjälp av civilsamhällets aktörers kommunikation utåt och i relation till resultatet hur civilsamhällets aktörers upplevelser kring samarbetet med offentlig sektor ser ut och kan tänkas förbättras.

  • 219.
    Andersson, Ulrika
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Al- Zaibari, Lina
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Barnen med den lyckliga fasaden: Om socialarbetares erfarenheter av att arbeta med barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att utifrån socialarbetares erfarenheter öka kunskapen om barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer. Vi har använt oss av en kvalitativ metod bestående av semi-strukturerade intervjuer med fyra socialarbetare som har erfarenhet av att arbeta med ovannämnda målgrupp. De fyra teman som har behandlats under intervjuerna är: aktualisering av och arbete med barn och ungdomar som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer, dominerande problematik, mötet mellan socialarbetare och familj samt socialarbetarens möjligheter.

    Enligt de intervjuade socialarbetarna har det framkommit att barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer många gånger inte kommer till socialtjänstens och/eller fältteamets kännedom. Det finns flera anledningar till mörkertalet, bland annat att ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer har flera strategier att dölja missförhållanden. Även skola och grannar har en tveksam inställning inför att göra en orosanmälan när det gäller barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer. Samtliga intervjuade socialarbetare var noga med att poängtera att deras arbetsrutiner och förberedelser är lika oavsett vilken socioekonomisk grupp barnet tillhör. I resultatet redogörs vilka arbetsrutiner socialarbetarna har i arbetet med barn som far illa. Resultatet visar även att inte heller mötet påverkas av familjens socioekonomiska status. Däremot förekommer att ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer anlitar advokater vid mötet med socialarbetarna. De dominerande ärendetyperna i socialtjänst och fältteam som gäller barn och ungdomar i studiens målgrupp är: relationskonflikter, alkohol-och drogproblem, prestationsångest och psykisk ohälsa. Problematiken som framkommer i studien drabbar nödvändigtvis inte bara ekonomiskt resursstarka barn och ungdomar. Dock kan familjens ekonomi ha en inverkan på hur problematiken utformas och utvecklas.

    Materialet har sedan analyserats med hjälp av tidigare forskning om barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer. Slutligen har författarna besvarat frågeställningarna och diskuterat om barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer, utifrån ett socialarbetarperspektiv. 

  • 220.
    Andersson, Victoria
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Att ersätta ett beroende: Sjuksköterskors uppfattningar och erfarenheter av fysisk aktivitet i alkoholvården2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Alcohol consumption contributes to disease, disability and increased morbidity worldwide. Treatment options for those with problematic alcohol use are primarily medical- and/or therapeutic interventions. Relapse in the problematic behaviour is relatively common. There is therefore a need to continue to develop the care provided to people undergoing alcohol treatment. Physical activity is a nursing intervention that the nurse can use to promote healthy lifestyles and alleviate disease. There is preliminary research on the positive impact that physical activity have for patients with alcohol use disorders but no research is to be found on whether the intervention is used in the clinical practice.

    Aim: To describe nurses' perceptions and experiences of physical activity for patients with alcohol use disorders.

    Method: Qualitative design with semi-structured interviews was conducted with seven nurses working at outpatient dependence clinics. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data.

    Results: The nurses described the physical activity as a fundamental element of health and as a necessity in the patient's everyday life. Physical activity was a way for the patient to break habits associated with alcohol. Physical activity was considered to decrease many of the comorbid conditions related to alcohol use, increased the patient's self-esteem and was a way for the patient to independently affect their health. The nurses searched to inform and motivate the patient to the right level of physical activity. There was a lack of structure in the everyday clinical practice and nurses demanded practical possibilities and better guidelines within the organization to facilitate the promotion of physical activity to patients.

    Discussions: The results are discussed from Orems self-care theory and relevant research.

  • 221.
    Andersson, Åsa
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Äldres erfarenheter av omvårdnad efter stroke: ett genusperspektiv2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 222.
    Andersson, Åsa
    et al.
    Karolinska institutet.
    Frank, Catharina
    Karolinska institutet.
    Willman, Ania Ml
    Malmö universitet.
    Sandman, Per-Olof
    Karolinska institutet.
    Hansebo, Görel
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Factors contributing to serious adverse events in nursing homes.2018In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 27, no 1-2, p. e354-e362Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify the most common serious adverse events that occurred in nursing homes and their most frequent contributing factors to the improvement of safe nursing care.

    BACKGROUND: There is a need to improve safe nursing care in nursing homes. Residents are often frail and vulnerable with extensive needs for nursing care. A relatively minor adverse event in nursing care can cause serious injury that could have been preventable.

    DESIGN: This was a retrospective study, with a total sample of data regarding adverse events (n = 173) in nursing homes, concerning nursing care reported by healthcare providers in Sweden to the Health and Social Care Inspectorate. The reports were analysed with content analysis, and the frequencies of the adverse events, and their contributing factors, were described with descriptive statistics.

    RESULTS: Medication errors, falls, delayed or inappropriate intervention and missed nursing care contributed to the vast majority (89%) of the serious adverse events. A total of 693 possible contributing factors were identified. The most common contributing factors were (i) lack of competence, (ii) incomplete or lack of documentation, (iii) teamwork failure and (iv) inadequate communication.

    CONCLUSIONS: The contributing factors frequently interacted yet they varied between different groups of serious adverse events. The resident's safety depends on the availability of staff's competence as well as adequate documentation about the resident's condition. Lack of competence was underestimated by healthcare providers.

    RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Registered nurses and assistant nurses need to have awareness of contributing factors to adverse events in nursing care. A holistic approach to improve patient safety in nursing homes requires competence of the staff, safe environments as well as resident's and relative's participation.

  • 223. Andersson, Åsa
    et al.
    Hansebo, Görel
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Elderly peoples' experience of nursing care after a stroke: from a gender perspective.2009In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 65, no 10, p. 2038-2045-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    andersson å. & hansebo g. (2009) Elderly peoples' experience of nursing care after a stroke: from a gender perspective. Journal of Advanced NursingAbstract Title. Elderly peoples' experience of nursing care after a stroke: from a gender perspective. Aim. This paper is a report of a study conducted to explore, from a gender perspective, older people's experiences of nursing care after a stroke. Background. Little attention has been given to gender differences in nursing care. The majority of people who have a stroke are older. Improving knowledge of the gender perspectives of older men and women regarding nursing care after stroke is crucial. Method. This was a qualitative study based on interviews with five women and five men between 66 and 75 years of age, who had received nursing care at a ward for stroke rehabilitation. The data were collected in 2006. Qualitative content analysis of the interviews was carried out. Findings. A main theme and five categories, all common to both men and women, were identified. The main theme, to promote recovery of the body, encompassed the categories. There were, however, gender differences in how the nursing care received was experienced. The ways patients experienced nursing care seemed to be linked with their lives as women and men before they had the stroke. Their perceptions are linked with their lives as women and men before they had their stroke. Both men and women will reclaim former abilities but what they perceive to be the goals of nursing care and rehabilitation may differ. Conclusion. Nurses need to increase their awareness and knowledge concerning the similarities and gender differences in the experiences and needs of older people, both men and women.

  • 224.
    Andersson, Åsa
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Hedenqvist, Petra
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Liksom regnbågen, en gnista, ett hopp och en verklighet som inte går att undfly. Äldres erfarenheter av cytostatikabehandling.: En litteraturöversikt2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 225.
    Andiné, Maria
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, St Lukas Educational Institute.
    Hur upplever och beskriver psykoterapeuter den terapeutiska alliansen i ISTDP?2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: The therapeutic alliance is considered an important factorregardless of therapeutic technique or theory. This essay discusses the affectivefocusedpsychotherapeutic method named Intensive short-term dynamicpsychotherapy (ISTDP) with focus on the therapeutic alliance. The aim of thisstudy is to examine how psychotherapists experience and describe the therapeuticalliance in ISTDP.

    Issues: How do psychotherapists experience and describe the therapeutic alliancein ISTDP?

    Method: The data collection method is qualitative semi-structured interviews.The material was analysed by using the processing method of empirical thematicanalysis.

    Results: The result of the interviews are first presented by the informants´descriptions of the therapeutic alliance in ISTDP, followed by five emergingthemes; Responsiveness, Tempo/Pace, Body language, Press and Skill.

    Discussion: The essay shows that the psychotherapist experience and describethe ISTDP method as a way to jointly with the patient create, a strong consciousand unconscious therapeutic alliance and a healing relationship. The result wassimilar in all respondents and consistent with theory and previous research.Possible future studies are suggested.

  • 226.
    Andreae, Christina
    et al.
    Department of Medicine, Mälar Hospital, Eskilstuna.
    Ekstedt, Mirjam
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Snellman, Ingrid
    School of Health, Care and social Wellfare, Mälardalen university college.
    Patients' Participation as It Appears in the Nursing Documentation, When Care Is Ruled by Standardized Care Plans2011In: ISRN Nursing, ISSN 2090-5483, E-ISSN 2090-5491, Vol. 2011, no Article ID 707601, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 227.
    Andrew, S E
    et al.
    Kanada.
    Goldberg, Y P
    Kremer, B
    Squitieri, F
    Theilmann, J
    Zeisler, J
    Telenius, H
    Adam, S
    Almquist, E
    Anvret, M
    Huntington disease without CAG expansion: phenocopies or errors in assignment?1994In: American Journal of Human Genetics, ISSN 0002-9297, E-ISSN 1537-6605, Vol. 54, no 5, p. 852-63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Huntington disease (HD) has been shown to be associated with an expanded CAG repeat within a novel gene on 4p16.3 (IT15). A total of 30 of 1,022 affected persons (2.9% of our cohort) did not have an expanded CAG in the disease range. The reasons for not observing expansion in affected individuals are important for determining the sensitivity of using repeat length both for diagnosis of affected patients and for predictive testing programs and may have biological relevance for the understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying HD. Here we show that the majority (18) of the individuals with normal sized alleles represent misdiagnosis, sample mix-up, or clerical error. The remaining 12 patients represent possible phenocopies for HD. In at least four cases, family studies of these phenocopies excluded 4p16.3 as the region responsible for the phenotype. Mutations in the HD gene that are other than CAG expansion have not been excluded for the remaining eight cases; however, in as many as seven of these persons, retrospective review of these patients' clinical features identified characteristics not typical for HD. This study shows that on rare occasions mutations in other, as-yet-undefined genes can present with a clinical phenotype very similar to that of HD.

  • 228.
    Andrew, S
    et al.
    Kanada.
    Theilmann, J
    Almqvist, E
    Norremolle, A
    Lucotte, G
    Anvret, M
    Sorensen, S A
    Turpin, J C
    Hayden, M R
    DNA analysis of distinct populations suggests multiple origins for the mutation causing Huntington disease.1993In: Clinical Genetics, ISSN 0009-9163, E-ISSN 1399-0004, Vol. 43, no 6, p. 286-94Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Results of association studies can be significantly biased if the ancestry of the control population is not similar to that of the affected population. One approach to overcome such a bias is to use distinct populations where controls and affected individuals are likely to be of similar descent. We have examined homogeneous populations of French, Danish and Swedish ancestry for nonrandom allelic association between Huntington disease (HD) and several markers previously shown to be in association with HD. No evidence for nonrandom allelic association between HD and these markers was shown in these populations. The demonstration of association in a United Kingdom (UK) sample of similar size, and lack of significant differences in allele frequencies between the French, Danish, Swedish and UK populations suggested that the absence of association was not predominantly a consequence of allele frequencies or sample size. To investigate further the number of potential HD chromosomes, DNA haplotypes were constructed for the Danish, French, Swedish and UK populations. The minimum of two HD haplotypes observed in each of the French, Danish and Swedish populations, compared to the one haplotype in the UK population of a similar size, is an important factor accounting for the absence of association between HD and the DNA markers in these populations. Furthermore, these data are in favour of multiple independent origins for the mutation causing HD.

  • 229.
    Andrews, Pamela
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Trångteg, Josefin
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Känsla av hopp hos patienter med cancer i livets slutskede: En litteraturöversikt2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The most common form of cancer in Sweden is prostate- and breast cancer. A large proportion of the patients diagnosed with cancer are in a need of palliative care at the hospice or at home care. These patients often end up in grief, and hope is central to that vulnerable situation. The nurse should enable patients to receive a dignified death, promote quality of life and support close relatives.

    Aim: The aim was to investigate the feeling of hope among patients with cancer in palliative care and palliative home care.

    Method: The literature review method was formed after Friberg. Ten scientific articles were selected from the databases Cinahl Complete, PubMed and PsychINFO. The articles were both qualitative and quantitative.

    Results: The result was divided into three main themes and seven sub-themes; Aspects of hope with the subthemes Hope and Hopelessness and Quality of life; The creation of hope with the subthemes Need of hope, Autonomy; Contradictory emotions at the end of life with the subthemes Acceptance and Facing death. The result showed that the feeling of hope in patients with cancer in palliative care often commutes between hope and hopelessness.

    Discussion: The findings discuss the two keyresults hope and hopelessness that appeared in the results. Katie Eriksson’s theory of hope, the caring relationship and suffering is discussed. Further, it describes patients significance of hope and how this differs among different patient groups. Even patients' mental health is discussed when anxiety and depression can occur among these patients.

  • 230. Andrée Sundelöf, Els-Marie
    et al.
    Hansebo, Görel
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Ekman, Sirkka-Liisa
    Friendship and Caring Communion: The Meaning of Caring Relationship in District Nursing2004In: International journal for human caring, ISSN 1091-5710, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 13-20Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 231.
    Angeklint, Anna
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Flumé, Sara
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    "Det handlar väl om att man inte orkar": en studie om ansvariga myndigheters arbete med sexuellt exploaterade barn i Sverige2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 232.
    Angerfelt, Annika
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Anniefrid
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    HIV och AIDS - ett problem för alla?: en fältstudie på Place of Restoration i Sydafrika2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 233. Angström-Brännström, Charlotte
    et al.
    Norberg, Astrid
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of palliative care research. Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Jansson, Lilian
    Narratives of children with chronic illness about being comforted.2008In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 310-6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to examine how children with chronic illnesses narrate their experience of being comforted in hospital. During interviews, seven children, 4-10 years old described their experiences and made drawings. Thematic content analysis revealed following themes: being physically close to one's family, feeling safe and secure, staff being there for the children, and children being there for parents and siblings. Mother was identified as the most important comforter. The findings suggest that trusting in the staff's knowledge and professional skills is a prerequisite for children to feel "at home", and safe in hospital. Being close to one's family is even more important.

  • 234.
    Ankarberg, Peter
    et al.
    Capio Psykiatri Östergötland.
    Bergsten, Katja
    Uppsala universitet.
    Bohman, Gunnar
    Stockholms universitet.
    Bäck, Malin
    Psykiatriska kliniken i Värnamo; Linköpings universitet.
    Falkenström, Fredrik
    Karolinska institutet; Stockholms läns landsting.
    Klingström, Anders
    Lilliengren, Peter
    Philips, Björn
    Stockholms universitet.
    Werbart, Andrzej
    Stockholms universitet.
    Socialstyrelsens riktlinjer är partiska och ovetenskapliga!2017In: Psykoterapi : Psykoterapicentrums tidskrift, ISSN 2001-5836, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 30-34Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna artikel är ett remissvar med synpunkter på de nationella riktlinjerna för ångest och depression, som vi publicerar i sin helhet i tidsskriften. Vi gör det på grund av den ingående kunskap om processerna i riktlinjearbetet som några av författarna har kunnat få genom egen medverkan och närvaro i det arbetet.

  • 235.
    Ankarsköld-Flück, Cassandra
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    McCoy, Nina
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Djurens betydelse för den äldre människans välbefinnande: En litteraturöversikt om faktorer av välbefinnandet hos patienter inom äldreomsorgen som får djurassisterad intervention som ett komplement i vården2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Life expectancy in Sweden has never been as high as in recent years, which will have a big influence on the care of the elderly. The situation is complex and affects primarily the patients in the clinical care. Previous studies show that the elderly patients are at greater risk of loneliness, depression and lack of stimulation for various reasons. In order to meet these needs as nurses in clinical care, we want to investigate whether alternative methods can serve as a complement to the care provided. Alternative methods have become more common in recent years, an example is using animals for therapeutic purposes. We therefore want to illuminate the factors of well-being in patients affected by animal-assisted intervention as a complement to health care.

    Aim: The aim was to illuminate the factors of well-being in patients of the geriatric nursing who receive animal-assisted intervention as a complement to standard care.   

    Method: A literature review has been done, where eleven scientific articles from 2008 to 2018 form the results. The articles that were included were national or international. The data collection has been made in three different databases; CINAHL Complete, PsycINFO and PubMed.

    Results: After analysis of the result, four factors emerged for the well-being; physical, mental, social and existential. The result showed that animal-assisted interventions may have positive, negative and / or no effects at all for the well-being of older patients. This type of intervention can serve as a supplement in the care of primary care in the treatment of mental and social interaction.

    Discussion: Patients in elderly care are a risk group for impaired well-being and where pharmacological treatments are commonplace. Animal-assisted intervention can be seen as a non-pharmacological treatment, where well-being can be promoted from a holistic perspective to the elderly patient in standard care. More research is needed on how animal-assisted intervention can replace certain pharmacological treatment. Callista Roys adaptation model supports the nurse's work for understanding patients' ability to adapt to the environment and influence the environment in a self-assertive manner.

  • 236.
    Anklev, Marie
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Björklind, Eva
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    När socialtjänsten stoppar huvudet i sanden: En studie som belyser hur hjälp och stödinsatser för äldre brottsoffer kan se ut i Sveriges kommuner2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 237.
    Anna, Lillieqvist
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Noppa Fredriksson, Sara
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Kommunikation i livets slutskede: En litteraturöversikt ur sjuksköterskans perspektiv av att kommunicera med patienter och närstående2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 238.
    Anna, Nygren
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Julia, Nygren
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Orsaker till föräldrars beslut att inte vaccinera sina barn: En litteraturöversikt2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 239.
    Antalek, Nicole
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Sörling, Johanna
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Läkemedelsassisterad behandling vid opioidberoende: Socialsekreterares perspektiv2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här uppsatsen handlar om socialsekreterares perspektiv på sitt handlingsutrymme och hur socialsekreterare i sitt arbete samverkar med hälso- och sjukvården när en klient deltar i läkemedelsassisterad behandling. Syftet med studien är att öka kunskapen om handlingsutrymmet för socialsekreterare inom socialtjänsten i samverkan med hälso- och sjukvården kring klienter med läkemedelsassisterad behandling för opioidberoende. Vår studie har en induktiv ansats och är genomförd med hjälp av en kvalitativ metod med semi-strukturerade intervjuer. Materialet som analyserats består av sex intervjuer med åtta respondenter från socialtjänstens vuxenenhet missbruk. Vi använder oss av tidigare forskning som relaterar till samverkan i välfärdsorganisationen, en vetenskaplig artikel kring sidomissbruk och en vetenskaplig artikel ur en akademisk tidskrift som undersöker skillnader mellan privata och offentliga missbruksbehandlingar i USA. Resultatet har analyserats med hjälp av Lipskys teori om Street-level bureaucrats om handlingsutrymme och Bertalanffys systemteori för att få att förstå samverkan i ett helhetsperspektiv. Studiens resultat visar att socialtjänstens handlingsutrymme och samverkan finns inom den byråkratiska organisationens lagar och riktlinjer. Faktorer som ökar handlingsutrymmet och samverkan för socialsekreteraren är erfarenhet i yrket och allians med klientens motivation. Utmanande faktorer i handlingsutrymmet och samverkan med hälso- och sjukvården är när den byråkratiska organisationens mål med insatsen inte stämmer överens med klientens mål med insatsen. De mest framträdande faktorerna i vårt resultat som försvårar samverkan och begränsar handlingsutrymmet är sidomissbruk och samsjuklighet hos klienten. 

  • 240.
    Antfolk, Annelie
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Åhrman, Lisa
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Hur tillvaratas barnperspektivet i domar om enskild vårdnad?2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 241.
    Antonsson, Ann-Christin
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för omvårdnad.
    Arnesson, Lise-Lotte
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för omvårdnad.
    Effekter av omvårdnadshandledning för sjuksköterskor i vårdarbetet1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 242.
    Antonsson, Kristin
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Det är märkligt att bo i en sjuk kropp: en litteraturstudie om den levda kroppen vid amyotrofisk lateralskleros2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 243.
    Antskog Bender, Christine
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Sköndalsinstitutet. Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
    Socialtjänst och kvinnojourer: möte med misshandlade kvinnor1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 244.
    Appel Nissen, Maria
    et al.
    Aalborg University.
    Eriksson, Maria
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Editorial2016In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 157-161Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 245.
    Appel Nissen, Maria
    et al.
    Aalborg University.
    Eriksson, Maria
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Editorial2016In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 1-3Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 246.
    Appel Nissen, Maria
    et al.
    Aalborg University.
    Eriksson, Maria
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Editorial2017In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 81-85Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 247.
    Appel Nissen, Maria
    et al.
    Aalborg universitet.
    Eriksson, Maria
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nordic Social Work Research: steadily growing and moving around2018In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 205-209Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 248.
    Appelberg, Alexandra
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Lydell, Amanda
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Upplevelser av hörselhallucinationer vid schizofreni: En litteraturöversikt2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder with a high suicidal risk. The most common symptoms experienced with schizophrenia are auditory hallucinations which can be experienced both in a positive and a negative way. The disorder is stigmatized most likely due to a lack of knowledge and a fear of the person.

    Aim: To describe adults experiences of auditory hallucinations induced by schizophrenia.

    Method: The literature review consisted of twelve scientific articles of which nine were conducted using a qualitative approach and three with a quantitative research methodology. The articles were found in the databases CINAHL Complete, PubMed and PsycINFO. The following words were used in the databases: hallucination, voice hearing, psychosis, patient, life, hearing voices, nursing, people who hear voices, auditory hallucinations, schizophrenia and experiences.

    Results: The results were divided into four themes: The nature of the voice described the characteristics of the voice i.e. tone, feeling, intensity and duration. The relation to the voice described how the affected persons identified the voice as a part of themselves. Finding meaning and coping strategies described the different strategies which were used to cope with the voices. The impact on the individual highlighted how the person was affected by the voices by an altered self, added self-harm behavior, isolation and loss of control.

    Discussions: The results were discussed with the concepts of life world and finding meaning. Finding meaning was found as one of the affected person’s most important coping strategies for dealing with the auditory hallucinations.

  • 249.
    Appelgren, Sophie
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Erlandsson, Therese
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    När luften inte räcker till: En litteraturöversikt om upplevelsen av att leva med kroniskt obstruktiv lungsjukdom2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of today's most common diseases, and is expected in less than ten years to become the third largest cause of death worldwide. The disease causes breathlessness, cough and increased sputum. Most people who contract the disease are individuals who are or have been smokers. People living with the disease often experience a hard time to not have the same strength as before and experiencing stigmatizing condemnation because the presumable cause of the disease.

    Aim: The aim with this study was to describe the experience of living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    Methods: This is a literature review based on eleven scientific articles. The articles are reviewed and quality analyzed by both the authors in several steps according to the recommendations of the analysis procedure by Friberg (2012). All the articles are available in the databases PubMed and CINAHL and are published 2008-2013.

    Results: The results proved that the physical symptoms that were most problematic for a person with the disease is to have problem with their breathing. Other symptoms recognized as troublesome was the increased mucous secretion, cough and fatigue, which are common in COPD. The psychological symptoms that were common were anxiety, depression and frustration about the loss of energy and this was mainly due to the breathing. Condemnatory attitudes about the disease's onset with questions about the past and/or current smoking behavior which created feelings of guilt and shame. Many people decided to continue smoking despite their diagnosis and feelings of guilt. They saw the smoking as a routine and an activity in their daily lives that they didn’t want to be without.

    Discussion: The discussion concluded that COPD involved a life of suffering for those who gets the disease. Suffering was experienced in loss of social interactions. According to the nursing theorist Katie Eriksson life suffering arise when energy is not sufficient to engage in social interactions. Suffering could also be experienced when a person became dependent on others to cope with everyday tasks, when the energy wasn’t enough. The physical and psychological symptoms that emerged because of the disease were experienced as a lower quality of life. Judgmental attitudes that could occur to people with COPD could cause a suffering. According to Eriksson the reason to this can be that the person does not feel valued as a person. Those who chose to continue smoking felt that smoking resulted in a quality of life and reduced suffering.

  • 250.
    Arama, Kirsti
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Fenomenet vård i det egna hemmet, som det upplevts av patienter: en kvalitativ intervjustudie med utgångspunkt i ett fenomenologiskt livsvärldsperspektiv2002Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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