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  • 1.
    Abdi, Samar
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Stang, Inka Emese
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Hur är det att leva med stomi: ett förändrat liv2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There are several diseases that may cause a person to undergo a stoma surgery. Those who get a stoma surgery may need to adjust their lives based on new conditions. Getting adequate information, support and care from the nurse can be of great help to those people who recently received a stoma.

    Aim: The aim was to describe how it is to live with a stoma.

    Method: A literature review was conducted where eleven peer reviewed articles were sought from three databases. The articles were analysed, reviewed and compiled. Differences and similarities identified in the previous research were sought and formed the basis for results.

    Results: Four themes were identified: The first was Life changes, the second: Sexuality and intimacy, the third: Support from nurses and allied and finally: Accept living with the stoma.

    Discussion: In the light of Katie Eriksson`s theories regarding health care and health, aspects such as suffering and awareness that increased knowledge and understanding of people`s own experiences, feeling and thoughts should help to promote health and relieve suffering.

  • 2.
    Abdolmaleki, Zahra
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Deprimerade patienters erfarenheter av bemötande från vårdpersonal2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Depression is a common disease that causes great suffering for patients and their relatives. The disease is often under diagnosed because of comorbidity with physical disorders. Increased knowledge about depression is needed to a good response between patients and health care professionals.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how the patient with depression experiences treatment from healthcare professionals.

    Method: A literature review based on ten scientific articles that were analyzed in accordance with Friberg (2012). Ten qualitative studies were retrieved from the database CINAHL, PsycINFO and PubMed. As a theoretical base used Rosemarie Rizzo Parse's theory.

    Results: The result demonstrates two main themes and the six sub-themes. The first main theme highlights the relationship with the nursing staff with three sub-themes: participation, information, treatment and care available. The second main theme is the interaction with health care professionals with three sub-themes: communication, experience to be listened to and competent and present staff.

    Discussion: The results discussed from Rosemarie Rizzo Parse's theory, and also additional ten scientific articles, with the aim to show that depressed patients who feel a lack trust, commitment from health care professionals and continuity had bad experiences of treatment with health care professionals. The needed a mutual relationship between patients and health care professionals in order to patients to have a good experience with health care professionals.

  • 3.
    Abo-azaz, Mari
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Magan, Sahuur
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Måltidsmiljöns utformning och inverkan på patienter med demenssjukdom: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Dementia is an incurable disease. Dementia can lead to serious symptoms such as language difficulties, dysfunction and behavioral changes. People with dementia need a special and well-suited environment. People with dementia need security in their daily lives, which becomes an important task for the nurse. In nursing work, the nurse will aim to increase the wellbeing of patients. In this case, the environment is designed in the dining room based on the patient's conditions.

    Aim: To describe the design of the meal environment and how it affects people with dementia.

    Method: A literature review has been carried out. Eleven quantitative scientific articles have been used for the study. The articles have been selected from the CINAHL and PubMed databases corresponding to the purpose. The articles have been analyzed with Friberg’s analysis method to be completed as material for the result.

    Results: The result is based on a theme; the environment around the patients when they eat and three subtemes; the importance of music in the meal situation; the importance of lighting in the meal situation; the meaning of a home-like dining room. These describe the various resources required to increase the well-being of patients with dementia.

    Discussion: The meal environment had a major impact on people with dementia. The environment in the dining room was adapted to the patient's requirements. The changing meal environment increased patient wellbeing. The home-like environment, calm background music and sufficient lighting during the meal were of great importance to the patient. The positive effect could contribute to increased calorie intake and decreased negative behavior in patients.

  • 4.
    Abou-Samra, Zarifa
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Schizofreni utifrån ett patientperspektive: En litteraturöversikt om patienters subjektiva upplevelser2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that can lead to physical, psychological and social problems for the victim and adversely affects the quality of life of the patient. There is insufficient knowledge in the treatment of people with schizophrenia. Patients' subjective experiences are often neglected although they are of great importance in the care of patients and patient life. A better understanding of the patient's experiences can lead to better treatment and change of negative attitudes, thus making it possible to provide the care and treatment people with schizophrenia need.

    Aim: To describe patients' subjective experiences of living with schizophrenia.

    Method: A literature review based on ten qualitative studies found in the databases: PsycINFO, PubMed and CINAHL. The studies were processed and analyzed with meta synthesis and common themes identified.

    Results: Five main themes were identified: schizophrenia is a complicated disease with severe symptoms, experiences of diagnosis and treatment, severe emotional experiences during childhood, importance of social relations for recovery and good insight and acceptance is the key to recovery.

    Discussion: Patients' subjective experiences differ significantly from the objective observations and the perceptions of healthcare professionals. Changed attitudes towards schizophrenia in society and between healthcare professionals can contribute to empathetic and better treatment, which can promote living conditions for people with schizophrenia. More qualitative research and better education about patients' subjective experiences are needed.

  • 5.
    Acin, Helin
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Jonasson, Hanna
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Fysisk aktivitet vid fatigue: En litteraturöversikt om fysisk aktivitet och dess påverkan på fatigue hos kvinnor med bröstcancer2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects women. Many women experience side effects from breast cancer treatments. One of the most common side effects is fatigue that can be perceived in different dimensions. The nurse has an important role by informing, supporting and motivating the patient to perform self-care activities before, during and after breast cancer treatment.

    Aim: Illustrate different forms of physical activity and its effect on fatigue in women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

    Method: A literature review has been conducted where eleven quantitative studies were selected. The databases used were PubMed, MEDLINE with Full Text and ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database. The articles have been reviewed, discussed and summarized in order to distinguish between similarities and differences.

    Results: It was found that physical activity, in various forms, had an effect to reduce fatigue. The result led to a main heading: Physical activity’s effect on fatigue with three subheadings: Aerobic physical activity, Combination of aerobic and muscle strengthening physical activity and Walking as physical activity.

    Discussion: Four parts emerged from the result: The physical activity’s planning and structure, Barriers to perform physical activity, Positive experiences of physical activity and Nurse’s supportive function. The content has been discussed in conjunction with Dorothea E. Orem’s self-care theory and new applied qualitative data.

  • 6.
    Adolfsson Blomqvist, Josefin
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Strömsén, Emmy
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Vårdpersonals erfarenheter av patienter med demenssjukdom som vårdas palliativt: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A great amount of elderly people suffer from different forms of dementia and unless these individuals suffer from another terminal disease the dementia will by its nature lead to death of the patient. Palliative care is often associated with cancer and cardiovascular diseases, however the palliative care is beginning to see the introduction of treatment for people with dementia.

    Aim: The aim was to highlight nursing staffs' experiences of patients suffering from dementia within gerontological care in end of life.

    Method: A literature review has been done based on search results from databases CINAHL complete, Pubmed and Ageline. The selected articles consisted of eight qualitative studies and two cross-sectional studies. The authors have based the analysis on Friberg's method of analysis.  

    Results: In the result describes Introduction of palliative care for the people suffering from dementia, nursing staffs´experience of symptom relief, the importance of good communication as well as hindrance and possibilities for good palliative care. It was discovered that it can be perceived as harder to judge when a patient suffering from dementia is in need of palliative care compared to patients with other medical conditions. This also resulted in the caring relationship between patient and nursing staff is of high importance for the recognition of symptoms. Nursing staff perceived there were flaws in the emotional support after having nursed a patient with dementia.

    Discussion: In the method discussion pros and cons regarding the chosen method is discussed, as well as the choice of articles and why some restrictions have been made. In the result discussion the result in relation to the theoretical entry points 6 S:s  is discussed. Correlations to person-centered care is discussed through the discussion of the result.

  • 7.
    Ahlbäck, Alexandra
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Linnér, Mimmi
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Vuxna patienters upplevelser av sjuksköterskans affektiva beröring i daglig omvårdnad: en litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Beröring kommer alltid att vara en del av vården. Affektiv beröring är en typ av frivillig beröring som kan uppstå såväl medvetet som omedvetet. Denna typ av beröring används av sjuksköterskan i det dagliga omvårdnadsarbetet för att trösta, lugna, vårda och lindra patienters lidande. Sjuksköterskors olika beröringsstilar grundas i deras personlighet, livserfarenhet, kulturella bakgrund, utbildning och arbetsstil. Vidare forskning inom området anses vara av betydelse, då kunskaperna kring affektiv beröring är bristande bland sjuksköterskor.

    Syfte: Syftet med denna litteraturöversikt var att belysa vuxna patienters upplevelse av sjuksköterskans affektiva beröring i daglig omvårdnad.

    Metod: En litteraturöversikt baserad på åtta kvalitativa och två kvantitativa vetenskapliga artiklar.

    Resultat: Resultatet tematiserades i sex teman: Att knyta band, betydelsen av kommunikation, kroppsdelarnas olika betydelser, att bli berörd med närvaro, beröring och genus betydelse och betydelsen av att ha kontroll över situationen.

    Diskussion: Resultatet diskuterades mot Virginia Hendersons omvårdnadsteori om människans behov samt relaterades till vetenskapliga artiklar för att stärka resultatet. I denna del diskuteras vuxna patienters upplevelser av affektiv beröring i daglig omvårdnad samt hur sjuksköterskor skall förhålla sig för att patientens hela vårdupplevelse skall upplevas som god.

  • 8.
    Ahlgren, Linnéa
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Willner, Ellen
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    En oändlig process: en litteraturöversikt om välbefinnande vid kronisk njursvikt och hemodialys2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Healthy kidneys are a requirement for the body's other organs to function well. Renal failure causes renal function to deteriorate and there are two conditions, acute and chronic. The chronic condition develops slowly over a long time, and in a late stage, some form of continuous dialysis treatment is required to purify the blood. One alternative is hemodialysis treatment performed in a dialysis unit several times a week a requires a lot of time from the patient's everyday life, which may affect well-being in various aspects. Well-being and quality of life are described as subjective experiences, and from the humanistic perspective it can be influenced on physical, mental and spiritual levels. With the help and support of healthcare professionals, it is still possible for patients to experience well-being and quality of life despite chronic illness. 

    Aim: To describe how well-being is affected among patients during chronic renal failure and hemodialysis treatment.

    Method: A literature review based on 13 scientific articles from two databases. The articles were reviewed and analyzed by Friberg’s method to find similarities and differences that later compiled in five themes.

    Results: After the analysis, five themes were identified that describes how well-being is affected by a life with chronic renal failure and hemodialysis treatment: limitations in the everyday life, dependence on humans and machines, the impact of symptoms, emotional impact and also acceptance and coping. 

    Discussion: The method discussion is based on the strenghts and weaknesses of the literature review. The results were discussed in relation to Rosemarie Rizzo Parse’s Humanbecoming theory and the three principles meaning, rhythmicity and transcendence.

  • 9.
    Ahlund, Angelica
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Frank, Lovisa
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Kvinnors sexuella hälsa efter diagnostisering av cervixcancer: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Sexuality and sexual health are two concepts that belong together. Sexuality means proximity and contact while sexual health means that it is safe and secure to perform sexual activities. Cervix is a part of women's inner reproductive organs. Cervical cancer is globally seen as one of the most common forms of cancer amongst women where pain is a late symptom of cervical cancer. Mortality is higher in developing countries than industrialized countries. Human papillomavirus, HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer, where surgery, cytostatic and radiation therapy are different types of treatment. Cytological changes do not always mean cancer. Getting a cancer message can induce emotional reactions such as anxiety, anger and concern. At different coping strategies; Active and passive, the woman can adapt to the new life situation. A cancer diagnosis can develop reactions that affect both the physical and the mental health.

    Aim: The purpose was to highlight women’s sexual health after diagnosis of cervical cancer.

    Method: This literature review was compiled by collecting material from previous research within a healthcare knowledge area. Ten scientific articles related to cervical cancer and sexuality are the basis for the outcome. The material was reviewed and analyzed according to Fribergs method and finally summarized into mainthemes and subthemes in a literature review.

    Results: The result is presented in three main themes; Physical aspects, Mental aspects, and Social aspects. The results showed that cervical cancer affected women’s sexuality and sexual health. Positive experiences expressed by the women were an increased estimation on sexual activity after the disease. While negative experiences that were reported was a fear of performing sexual activities where dyspareunia was a cause. Sexual barriers affected the sexual function and created a concern among the women. The treatment of cervical cancer affected the woman through various bodily changes and discomfort during sexual intercourse.  

    Discussion: The physical changes that the woman experience is affecting her sexuality and identity. A need for knowledge about cervical cancer related to sexuality was noted in the women, where the nurse's responsibility is to provide women with this information. Virginia Henderson's behavior theory and the Cancer center care program may be a support for the nurse. 

  • 10.
    Aleflod, Ebba
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Hellgren, Sandra
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Är det här mitt sista andetag - patienters upplevelser av andnöd: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Breathlessness is a symptom that makes breathing difficult which can lead to experiences of anxiety and fear. It is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients with advanced stage disease. Several diseases such as COPD, cancer and heart failure can cause breathlessness. Palliative care aims to alleviate suffering by treating and preventing symptoms, such as breathlessness. Nurses need to be aware of patients´ experiences in order to provide and individually adjust symptomatic relief.

    Aim: Describe patients´ experiences of breathlessness, while receiving palliative care or receiving care for an advanced disease, including their strategies for managing breathlessness.

    Method: A literature review was carried out with data collection from five databases that resulted in 12 scientific articles of which 11 were qualitative and one was quantitative. The data analysis was made with Friberg (2017) method and resulted in two themes.

    Results: The two main themes that emerged were Experiences of breathlessness and Strategies for managing breathlessness. The result showed that breathlessness can cause anxiety and fear, physical fatigue and severe coughing. In addition, breathlessness implied limitations of patients´ daily life and could lead to patients being isolated in their homes, intended or unintended. Different strategies for managing breathlessness are presented.

    Discussion: In the discussion the pros and cons regarding the authors' joint work, challenges and considerations were addressed. The main findings of the result were discussed using Sister Callista Roy’s adaptation model.

  • 11.
    Aleson, Marie
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Häggqvist, Lina
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Patienters upplevelser av att vårdas inom somatisk sjukvård i samband med psykisk ohälsa: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Mental illness is nowadays considered a public health problem. Patients with mental illness often suffer co-morbidity and are therefore often cared for within somatic care. According to caring science the holistic perspective of the human with both body and soul is advocated where one part can never be excluded. Sensitivity in the caring relationship can be crucial for a patient suffering from mental illness. However, health personnel themselves experience a lack of knowledge caring for patients with mental illness.

    Aim: The aim of the literature review was to illustrate patients´ experiences of being cared for within somatic care in conjunction with mental illness.

    Method: Literature review including ten scientific articles was implemented, eight with a qualitative design and two with a quantitative design. The articles were analyzed according to Friberg’s (2012) method for literature review.

    Results: Six main themes were identified: experiences of meeting health personnel, experiences of being understood, follow-up by the caregiver, experiences of being involved, experiences of barriers for care and security.

    Discussion: The result is discussed according to Eriksson's theory of the caring relationship and suffering. Lack of knowledge within mental illness creates insecurity among health personnel and also creates suffering for the patient. The importance of seeing to the human as a whole is discussed.

  • 12.
    Allenius, Emelie
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevelse av vårdrelationen vid självvald inläggning hos personer med emotionell instabilitet: en intervjustudie2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The nurse has a responsibility to through a person-centred and relation fostering approach support the patient's recovery process. The professional-patient relationship between nurses and persons with emotional instability within the closed psychiatric care is often characterized by frustration, irritation and misunderstanding, leading to an increased suffering. Brief admission as a method has the purpose to increase the patient’s sense of participation and autonomy, factors which are considered to improve the professional-patient relationship. The method has just recently been introduced in the Swedish health care system. There are however only a limited number of studies concerning brief admission in connection with emotional instability and deliberate self-harm, with no prior studies in Sweden.

    Aim: To describe nurses experience of the professional-patient relationship within brief admission among persons with emotional instability and deliberate self-harm.

    Method: The study was performed using the qualitative method. Eight nurses with experience from brief admission were interviewed and the data was analysed using a qualitative content analysis.

    Results: From the analysis two main categories emerged. The first category “Brief admission   promotes the professional-patient relationship” describes the experience of the interviewees that brief admission creates predictability and structure leading to improved   communication, continuity together with meetings between more equal partners. In the second category “Clarified role of the nurse” the interviewees describes a higher degree of focus on the care within brief admission together with working to support the resources of the patients, which affects the role of the nurses. 

    Discussion: The results of the study are illustrated and discussed using the tidal model and its ten commitments regarding the nurse’s professional responsibility within nursing together with relevant literature.

  • 13.
    Alm, Annie
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Åström, Madeleine
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Patienters erfarenhet av faktorer som hindrar eller främjar egenvård vid diabetes typ 2: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Diabetes is an increasing problem and self-care is of great importance to prevent complications. Nurses have an important role in supporting or compensating in areas that the patient is not sufficient enough to self-manage. The interest in this topic originated in several clinical encounters with patients showing self-care deficits and tools for supporting these patients are in demand.

    Aim: The aim of this literature review is to illuminate patients’ experiences of barriers and promoters of self-care in type 2 diabetes.

    Method: Literature review. The result is based on 13 scholarly articles. The articles were identified from searching the databases Cinahl Complete, Academic Search Complete, PubMed and Nursing & Allied Health Database. This literature review focused on qualitative studies. A matrix method was used in compiling the results. The results were then analyzed and categorized.

    Results: Many factors affect individuals' ability of self-care. These are presented in the main themes: "Barriers" and "Promotors". Both internal and external factors influence a persons’ ability of self-care. A recurrent problem and barrier were lack of motivation and understanding of the importance of self-care. Coping, compliance and self-efficacy have a positive influence on self-care as demonstrated in the promotors theme.

    Discussion: Self-image and a persons’ emotional state affect his or hers self-care capacity and ability to change habits. Nurses need opportunities to improve their knowledge and understanding about lifestyle and diabetes counselling in order to help these patients. The results of this literature review were partially discussed using Dorothea Orem's "Self-care nursing deficit theory".

  • 14.
    Almgren, Sofia
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Kjällman, Jenny
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Är akutmottagningen en plats att dö på?: Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att vårda patienter i ett sent palliativt skede på en akutmottagning – en litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Palliativ vård bygger på ett förhållningssätt med syfte att lindra lidande och öka livskvaliteten under den sista tiden i livet. Sjuksköterskans uppgift i den palliativa vården är att utifrån en personcentrerad vård skapa förutsättningar för en god död. Trots att det finns möjlighet för vård i hemmet eller på palliativ vårdenhet händer det att patienter i ett sent palliativt skede ändå söker sig till akutmottagningen.

    Syfte: Att beskriva sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att vårda patienter i ett sent palliativt skede, på akutmottagning.

    Metod: En litteraturöversikt har gjorts för att besvara syftet. Elva vetenskapliga orginalartiklar har inkluderats och dessa har granskats, analyserats tematiserats för att urskilja likheter och skillnader.

    Resultat: Två huvudteman och sex underteman identifierades. Det första huvudtemat var Sjuksköterskans erfarenheter av faktorer som utgör hinder för god palliativ vård, med tillhörande underteman vårdmiljön som ett hinder, avsaknad av nödvändiga resurser, kurativ mentalitet och anhöriga som ett hinder för god palliativ vård. Det andra huvudtemat var sjuksköterskans erfarenheter av faktorer som främjar en god palliativ vård, med tillhörande underteman en underlättande vårdmiljö och resursers betydelse för god palliativ vård.

    Diskussion: Diskussionen framhäver vårdkulturens betydelse för den palliativa vården på en akutmottagning. Författarna diskuterar tre fenomen, resurser, kurativ mentalitet och akutmottagningens utformning i relation till Katie Erikssons caritativa vårdteori.

  • 15.
    Altarabishi Almuslimani, Emelie
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Humphreys, Maria
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Livet efter en njurtransplantation: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden there is 300,000–400,000 people with impaired kidney function. with chronic renal failure, patients experience a limited life, with many symptoms affecting their ways negative and dialysis treatment is time consuming and adversely affects their everyday lives. Kidney transplantation is an effective treatment and is the most common organ transplant in Sweden. Patients hope to have an improved quality of life through a kidney transplant despite the risks of transplant rejection. In order for the nurse to be able to provide good nursing after a kidney transplant and to see what the patient has for nursing needs, the nurses then needs a deeper knowledge of patients' experiences of life after a renal transplant.

    The aim was to describe how patients experience life after a kidney transplantation.

    Literature overview based on 10 scientific articles from the database Cinahl Complete, Academic Search Complete and Nursing & Allied Health. The articles are reviewed and analyzed according to Friberg's (2012) method of identifying similarities and differences, then compiled.

    Following the analyses, three main themes were identified: New life with changes, the experience of limited life, anxiety, concern and loneliness, which describes how life after kidney plantation is experienced by the patient

    The method discussion is based on the strengths and weaknesses of the literature review. The result is discussed based on Calista Roy's adaptation theory from the key concepts and adaptive features.

  • 16.
    Alvariza, Anette
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences. Capio Palliativ vård Dalen.
    Holm, Maja
    Sophiahemmet högskola.
    Benkel, Inger
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Norinder, Maria
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC. Capio Palliativ vård Dalen.
    Ewing, Gail
    Storbritannien.
    Grande, Gunn
    Storbritannien.
    Håkanson, Cecilia
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Öhlen, Joakim
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Årestedt, Kristofer
    Linnéuniversitetet, Landstinget i Kalmar län.
    A person-centred approach in nursing: Validity and reliability of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool.2018In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 35, p. 1-8, article id S1462-3889(18)30058-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) was developed for use among family caregivers in palliative care for assessment of their support needs. The purpose of this study was to translate and evaluate the validity and reliability of the CSNAT in a sample of Swedish family caregivers and nurses in a palliative care context.

    METHODS: Data for this validation study was collected during 2016 in the context of palliative home care in two larger Swedish cities. The study was conducted in three stages to reach conceptual, semantic, operational and measurement equivalence between the original UK version and the Swedish version. Stage I consisted of translation to Swedish. In Stage II, cognitive interviews were performed with 8 family caregivers and 10 nurses. Data were analyzed based on relevance, clarity and sensitivity. In Stage III, the CSNAT and related self-rating measures (caregiver burden, preparedness for caregiving and quality of life) were completed by 118 family caregivers. Data quality, construct validity and test-retest reliability were evaluated.

    RESULTS: The CSNAT items were considered relevant and useful to identify areas of support needs. The Swedish CSNAT showed sound psychometric properties with satisfactory data quality and few problems with missing data across items (1.8%-6.1%). All items except one correlated as expected (rho>0.3) with caregiver burden, supporting construct validity. All items had satisfactory test-retest reliability (κw=0.45-0.75).

    CONCLUSIONS: This study further adds to the validity of the CSNAT and shows in addition that it is reliable and stable for use among family caregivers in palliative care.

  • 17.
    Alvariza, Anette
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC. Dalens sjukhus, Stockholm.
    Holm, Maja
    Mälardalens högskola, Linnéuniversitet, Växjö.
    Bylund-Grenklo, Tove
    Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, Karo­linska institutet.
    Goliath, Ida
    Karolinska institutet, Ersta sjukhus, Stockholm.
    Kreicbergs, Ulrika
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC. Karolinska institutet.
    Viktigt att stärka närståendes möjligheter att förbereda sig2016In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 113, article id D4YCArticle in journal (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Alvariza, Anette
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC. CapioPalliativ vård, Dalen sjukhus, Stockholm.
    Årestedt, Kristofer
    Linnéuniversitetet, Länssjukhuset i Kalmar.
    Boman, Kurt
    Umeå universitet.
    Brännström, Margareta
    Umeå universitet.
    Family members' experiences of integrated palliative advanced home and heart failure care: A qualitative study of the PREFER intervention.2017In: Palliative & Supportive Care, ISSN 1478-9515, E-ISSN 1478-9523Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: Chronic heart failure is a disease with high morbidity and symptom burden for patients, and it also places great demands on family members. Patients with heart failure should have access to palliative care for the purpose of improving quality of life for both patients and their families. In the PREFER randomized controlled intervention, patients with New York Heart Association classes III-IV heart failure received person-centered care with a multidisciplinary approach involving collaboration between specialists in palliative and heart failure care. The aim of the present study was to describe family members' experiences of the intervention, which integrated palliative advanced home and heart failure care.

    METHOD: This study had a qualitative descriptive design based on family member interviews. Altogether, 14 family members participated in semistructured interviews for evaluation after intervention completion. The data were analyzed by means of content analysis.

    RESULTS: Family members expressed gratitude and happiness after witnessing the patient feeling better due to symptom relief and empowerment. They also felt relieved and less worried, as they were reassured that the patient was being cared for properly and that their own responsibility for care was shared with healthcare professionals. However, some family members also felt as though they were living in the shadow of severe illness, without receiving any support for themselves.

    SIGNIFICANCE OF RESULTS: Several benefits were found for family members from the PREFER intervention, and our results indicate the significance of integrated palliative advanced home and heart failure care. However, in order to improve this intervention, psychosocial professionals should be included on the intervention team and should contribute by paying closer attention and providing targeted support for family members.

  • 19.
    Alwin, Anhar
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Eskander, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevda svårigheter vid vård av patienter med palliativ diagnos: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Palliative care for health professional means trying to achieve the maximum dying person's quality of life and ease suffering. The palliative care for health professionals means to try to achieve the dying person's maximum quality of life and alleviate suffering. The care inclined towards the Swedish national health care program for palliative care and the International Council of Nurses, ICN. The nurse's role and tasks in health care are described where even the four cornerstones elucidated.

    Aim: To elucidate the nurses perceived difficulties in nursing patients with palliative diagnosis.

    Method: The thesis is a literature review based on Friberg's analysis. This literature review includes ten scientific articles that have been searched in the databases CINAHL Complete and PubMed. As a theoretical base, Patricia Benner's theory from novice to expert was selected as a discussion of the results discussion.

    Results: The nurses perceived difficulties of caring for patients with a palliative diagnosis resulted in four main themes in the literature; communication, family and relationship, the health care team as well as knowledge and experience.

    Discussion: The results of the literature review are discussed based on Benner's theory. The nurses' perceived difficulties irradiated by four themes – knowledge and experience, family support, communication between colleagues and towards the patient as well the culture as perceived difficulties.

  • 20.
    Amanbaeva, Asel
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Föräldrar som förlorat en son eller dotter genom ett plötsligt dödsfall: Föräldrars upplevelser i samband med förlusten av ett barn genom plötsligt dödsfall samt möjliga psykiatriska omvårdnadshandlingar i samband med detta2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Parents who suddenly lose a child can be put into a traumatic crisis with mental illness and need for psychiatric care as a result. Studies show that the loss generates mental and physical impairments in parents, clearly noticeable both in private and in working life in the early years. Symptoms of anxiety, hopelessness, fatigue, shame and guilt, insulation, sleep problems are slowing down each year, but memory problems and suicidal thoughts often remain for many years. Increased mental stress in parents affects health negatively and increases mortality over several years due to increased alcohol consumption, smoking, reduced physical activity and unnecessary eating habits.

    Aim: Describe parents' experiences in connection with the loss of a child through sudden deaths as well as possible psychiatric nursing actions in connection with this.

    Method: Qualitative approach comprising a literature study of 12 scientific studies analysed using Evan's descriptive synthesis.

    Results: The result shows that parents needed psychiatric support and follow-up meetings to work through the process of mourning. Furthermore, parents need to have their suffering accepted and that psychiatric healthcare professionals listen to them and that they are properly addressed in their life. People felt the desire for others' understanding and needed to talk about the child's passing away. Not being able to talk to someone about the deceased child was experienced as the most burdensome experience.

    Discussion: In order to respond professionally to these needs, the nurse in psychiatric care needs to reflect on the encounter with mourning parents, give time for conversation, initiate, ask parents about their needs, see each parent as unique, help to find an opinion and to accept the loss, show enthusiasm and compassion as well as offer follow-up meeting.

  • 21.
    Ancillotti, Mirko
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet.
    Eriksson, Stefan
    Uppsala universitet.
    Veldwijk, Jorien
    Nederländerna.
    Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica
    Uppsala universitet.
    Andersson, Dan I
    Uppsala universitet.
    Godskesen, Tove
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences. Uppsala universitet.
    Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions.2018In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 18, no 1, article id 1153Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: High consumption of antibiotics has been identified as an important driver for the increasing antibiotic resistance, considered to be one of the greatest threats to public health globally. Simply informing the public about this consequence is insufficient to induce behavioral change. This study explored beliefs and perceptions among Swedes, with the aim of identifying factors promoting and hindering a judicious approach to antibiotics use. The study focused primarily on the medical use of antibiotics, also considering other aspects connected with antibiotic resistance, such as travelling and food consumption.

    METHODS: Data were collected through focus group discussions at the end of 2016. Twenty-three Swedes were recruited using an area-based approach and purposive sampling, aiming for as heterogeneous groups as possible regarding gender (13 women, 10 men), age (range 20-81, mean 38), and education level. Interview transcripts were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The Health Belief Model was used as a theoretical framework.

    RESULTS: Antibiotic resistance was identified by participants as a health threat with the potential for terrible consequences. The severity of the problem was perceived more strongly than the actual likelihood of being affected by it. Metaphors such as climate change were abundantly employed to describe antibiotic resistance as a slowly emerging problem. There was a tension between individual (egoistic) and collective (altruistic) reasons for engaging in judicious behavior. The individual effort needed and antibiotics overprescribing were considered major barriers to such behavior. In their discussions, participants stressed the need for empowerment, achieved through good health communication from authorities and family physicians.

    CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge about antibiotic consumption and resistance, as well as values such as altruism and trust in the health care system, has significant influence on both perceptions of individual responsibility and on behavior. This suggests that these factors should be emphasized in health education and health promotion. To instead frame antibiotic resistance as a slowly emerging disaster, risks diminish the public perception of being susceptible to it.

  • 22.
    Andersson, Camilla
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Sandstedt, Lisa
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    En litteraturöversikt om compassion fatigue hos sjuksköterskor2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Compassion fatigue among nurses is described as a reduced ability to feel empathy due to being exposed to other peoples trauma, at the same time empathy is seen as one of the core values in nursing. Many nurses lack knowledge about the subject but affected nurses describes it as an overwhelmingly feeling that something is wrong. This may lead to a lot of nurses thinking about leaving the profession.

    Aim: The purpose was to identify the factors that lead to compassion fatigue in nurses.

    Method: A literature review according to Friberg´s method that is based on eleven quantitative articles and one qualitative article.

    Results: The results were presented on the basis of four themes: empathy, feelings of guilt and morol distress, personal and social factors, work related and organizational factors and also age, work experience and professionalism. Some of the factors that cause compassion fatigue were degree of empathetic ability and personal coping strategies.

    Discussion: Watson´s theory of human caring and Conti O´Hare´s theory of the nurse as a wounded healer was used as theoretical frame of reference. Watson describes empathy as one of the core values in her theory of human caring, at the same time the results of the literature review showed that nurses with a higher degree of empathy were at higher risk to develop compassion fatigue. This can be seen as contradictory when empathy is a condition in caring. Conti O´Hare´s theory and the result agree in the regard that if trauma is not handled in a positive way it may lead to illness.

  • 23.
    Andersson, Carina
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Patientens erfarenhet och behov av stöd och information vid Inflammatorisk tarmsjukdom: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic intestinal disease that often requires a lifelong treatment. With the occurrence of an interruption the patient may be stricken by episodes that is difficult to treat. Eventually an untreated inflammatory bowel disease could evolve to colorectal cancer.

    Aim: The aim was to describe the patient’s experiences and its need for support and information regarding the inflammatory bowel disease.

    Method:A literature review according to Friberg, (2017) have been carried through. The literature review is established on eight scientifically studies, which out of four was carried on with mixed methods, three with a quality method and one on quantitative method. The articles were provided via the data platforms; PubMed, Cinahl Complete and Academic Search Complete.

    Results: The result is presented under two major themes and five sub themes. First theme being: Information of disease and treatment with three sub themes; Content of information for a patient with IBD, how information about treatement is given to a patient with IBD and the need of education to nurses to fulfill the patient’s need of information and the second theme being: relationship between nurse and the patient and two sub themes being; The patient’s need of a good relation to its nurse and the patient’s need of a good relationship with the nurse from child to adult care.

    Discussion: The result has been discussed towards prior studies a to wards prior studies a towards Travelbees theory in care taking. There is support for believing that the patient needs information and a good relation towards the nurse.

  • 24.
    Andersson, Kim
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Ideby, Heny Emilia
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Faktorer som kan påverka livskavlitén hos patienter med livslång sjukdom som befinner sig i livets slutskede: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Today´s view of palliative care, self-determination and person-centered care are in focus, that is the palliative approach. It consists of both general and specialized palliative care. The nurse in today´s society has the task of relieving suffering and preventing the patient´s suffering. Her task also includes promoting quality of life by looking at the physical, mental, social and existential needs of the patient.

    Aim: The aim was to describe what factors may affect the quality of life of patients with lifelong disease who are in the final stages of life.

    Method: This is a literature review where eight quantitative and three qualitative and one article with mixed method. All of the scientific articles have been analyzed. The authors of this study have used the Friberg analysis model (2012).

    Results: The result highlights factors related to three areas that influence the patients’ quality of life: physical an emotional factors, existential factors and social factors. The results show that these factors can influence the quality of life for patients when they are in the final stages of life.

    Discussion: The result are discussed against Katie Eriksson´s nursing theory about suffering, care and health. The primary result of the literature review showed that there are factors that indicate to have an impact on quality of life when they are in the final stages of life. These factors are primarily linked to symptoms and affect the patient both physically as well as psychologically. Many patients experienced this as a barrier to everyday life, which impaired their quality of life. 

  • 25.
    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.

  • 26.
    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.

  • 27.
    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.

  • 28.
    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.

  • 29.
    Ardelius Lindgren, Sally
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Vasberg, Linnéa
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Nurses’ experiences of caring for migrant patients: A qualitative interview study conducted in San José, Costa Rica2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 30.
    Arnsvik, Elin
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Malm, Jenny
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Anhörigas upplevelse av att stötta sin partner med en kurativ cancersjukdom: en litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A large number of individuals are affected by cancer disease every year, but due to improved treatment and early discovery many are cured. The illness, also affect the patient´s significant other and may increase their risk of own health-related problems.

    Aim: The aim was to describe significant others´ experiences when supporting a partner in curative phase of cancer disease.

    Method: The results are based on twelve scientific articles and categorized in seven themes. The Roy Adaptation model was used to discuss the result. Data were collected from the CINAHL and PUBMED databases, including articles from the years 2007-2017.

    Results: The results show that significant others´ own needs were put aside during their partner´s illness. Their identities were affected as they were adapting their everyday life to be able to support their partner. A partner´s illness also changed the couple’s roles as the couples responsibility changed within the relationship. If the significant other experienced the support as burdensome their health could be negatively affected. Significant others´ experienced their relationship to their partner to improve during the illness.

    Discussion: The four adaptation modes by Roy are related to each other and are hard to distinguish and the holistic view of each person is important. We conclude that it is important that the health care system also acknowledges the significant other´s needs and situations and thereby provide support needed to elude future health issues.

  • 31.
    Asadi, Soudabeh
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskans omvårdnad för att minska aggressivitet hos personer med demenssjukdom: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Demenssjukdom är en av de största framtida sjukdomarna. 30 procent av inlagda patienter över 65 år lider av demenssjukdom. Medellivslängden ökar eftersom gruppen äldre ökar, vilket medför att även antalet personer med demenssjukdom ökar för varje år. Beteendemässiga och psykiska symptom vid demens (BPSD) är vanligt förekommande som en följd av demenssjukdom. Den sjuke visar ett beteende som är svårt att hantera för vårdgivare och det orsakar stor påverkan på den sjukes omgivning. Fysisk eller verbal aggressivitet inte ett helt ovanligt beteende hos dessa patienter. Syftet var att belysa sjuksköterskans omvårdnad för att minska aggressivitet hos personer med demenssjukdom. I resultatet framkom ett huvudtema och fyra underteman för förebyggande av aggressivitet. Vårdmiljöns betydelse, betydelsen av sjuksköterskans kunskap, betydelsen av sjuksköterskans kommunikation och betydelsen av drabbades livshistoria var förutom huvudtemat Förebyggande av aggressivitet, de fyra teman som belystes i resultatet.

  • 32.
    Asperheim, Therese
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Heda, Kolleta
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Fysiska aktiviteter och välbefinnande hos patienter med reumatisk artrit: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Rheumatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects man both mentally, physically and socially. The disease causes the presence of pain, stiffness and fatigue which affects patient's level of activity and sense of well-being. The consequence of rheumatic arthritis means life changes as well as adjustments to the disease and reduced level of physical activity.

    Aim: To highlight how physical activity affects well-being in patients with rheumatic arthritis.

    Method: A literature review was conducted and based on ten scientific articles. Included articles consisted of eight quantitative articles, a qualitative as well as a mixed design article. The analysis was conducted using Friberg (2017) and resulted in two themes.

    Results: The result showed that physical activity gave patients greater well-being. Factors for motivation and limitation of physical activity were identified. Physical activity was feasible and accepted for patients with rheumatic arthritis. Disease activity was not affected by increased physical activity and therefore motivated patients to be active and maintain physical activities.

    Discussion: Patients needed knowledge about the management of the disease's symptoms and how inactivity affected wellbeing. Sedentary behavior was common in patients with rheumatic arthritis, where the nurse's ability to detect this was important. Adapting to life with rheumatic arthritis was important to increase well-being and maintain the balance between activity and rest. Self-efficacy motivated patients to maintain physical activity.

  • 33.
    Augustsson, Linnea
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Chamoun, Carolina
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Riskfaktorer för depression och sjuksköterskors möjligheter att identifiera depression hos äldre: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Depression is becoming more common but only half of the cases are getting diagnosed. The difficulties of getting a diagnose increases with age and the elderly have more somatic symptoms of depression. There is a huge knowledge gap within healthcare sector relating to the identification of depression and the risk factors that influence it.

    Aim: The aim is to highlight the risk factors that may influence the development of depression among the elderly and the opportunities nurses have to identify depression among the older people.

    Method: A litterature review was made on the chosen topic. Studies were searched through the databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL Complete, ASSIA and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. The keywords that were used was: depression, older adults, older, nurse/nurses, identify, recognize, risk factors and elderly. Friberg’s analytical method was used to analys the articles.

    Results: Two categories were presented in the result. The first category descibes the risk factors that may effect depression among the elderly and the second category describes the nurses possibilities to identify depression. The risk factors that may effect a depression are: quality of life and somatic impact. The nurses ability to identify depression among elderly were compiled into knowledge, education and time for dialog.

    Discussion: Strength and weaknesses are discussed in the method discussion while the results are discussed in relation to the purpose, background and Barkers tidalmodel in the result discussion.

  • 34.
    Axelsson, Lena
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Sophiahemmet högskola.
    Alvariza, Anette
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC. Capio Palliativ vård Dalen.
    Lindberg, Jenny
    Lunds universitet, Skånes universitetssjukhus.
    Öhlén, Joakim
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Håkanson, Cecilia
    Sophiahemmet högskola.
    Reimertz, Helene
    Region Kronoberg.
    Fürst, Carl-Johan
    Lunds universitet, Region Skåne.
    Årestedt, Kristofer
    Linnéuniversitetet, Länssjukhuset i Kalmar.
    Unmet Palliative Care Needs Among Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease: A National Registry Study About the Last Week of Life.2018In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, ISSN 0885-3924, E-ISSN 1873-6513, Vol. 55, no 2, p. 236-244, article id S0885-3924(17)30494-3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    CONTEXT: End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is characterized by high physical and psychological burden, and therefore, more knowledge about the palliative care provided close to death is needed.

    OBJECTIVES: To describe symptom prevalence, relief, and management during the last week of life, as well as end-of-life communication, in patients with ESKD.

    METHODS: This study was based on data from the Swedish Register of Palliative Care. Patients aged 18 or older who died from a chronic kidney disease, with or without dialysis treatment (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Sweden; N18.5 or N18.9), during 2011 and 2012 were selected.

    RESULTS: About 472 patients were included. Of six predefined symptoms, pain was the most prevalent (69%), followed by respiratory secretion (46%), anxiety (41%), confusion (30%), shortness of breath (22%), and nausea (17%). Of patients with pain and/or anxiety, 32% and 44%, respectively, were only partly relieved or not relieved at all. Of patients with the other symptoms, a majority (55%-84%) were partly relieved or not relieved at all. End-of-life discussions were reported in 41% of patients and 71% of families. A minority died in specialized palliative care: 8% in hospice/inpatient palliative care and 5% in palliative home care. Of all patients, 19% died alone. Bereavement support was offered to 38% of families.

    CONCLUSION: Even if death is expected, most patients dying with ESKD had unmet palliative care needs regarding symptom management, advance care planning, and bereavement support.

  • 35.
    Azad, Avesa
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Al-Nasser, Nadia
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Äldres upplevelse av depression: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:Mental health is one of the Swedish largest major diseases and 20 percent of the population over 65 years are suffering. As the number of elderly will increase as well life expectancy increases, the number of people with depression will also follow the developments. The arise of depression in the elderly can have both biological and social factors. Putting the right diagnosis to the elderly group can be difficult as a change of state of mind is sometimes mistaken for signs of aging.

    Aim: To describe elderly's experience of living with depression. 

    Method: In this literature review, ten scientific studies were used and analyzed and preformed according to Friberg’s method. Eight of the selected articles were qualitative studies, one article was using meta-analysis method and one article was by mixed method. Databases used for the search of scientific articles were CINAHL Complete and PubMed.

    Results: The result have analyzed and presented based on Katie Eriksson's nursing theory. Two main theme were designed, the first theme life suffering with subthemes loneliness, hopelessness and shame. The second main theme is suffering from illness with subthemes the physical suffering.

    Discussion:The main findings loneliness and shame are discussed based on Karin Dahlberg's theory of caring, to gain a deeper understanding of the result. The importance of the nurse's role is emphasize by the authors, since better treatment and increased knowledge lead to faster recovery for the elderly.

     

  • 36.
    Back, Alexandra
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Olofsson, Annie
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Faktorer som påverkar föräldrars beslutsfattande gällande att vaccinera sitt barn mot influensa: en litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Varje år orsakar influensa stora utbrott av sjukdom där barn och ungdomar drabbas mest frekvent. Vaccin mot influensa ges med avsikt att förhindra smittspridning samt vara samhällsekonomisk lönsam med ett humanitärt utgångsläge. Föräldrars beslutsfattande gällande vaccination av sitt barn kan påverkas av olika faktorer.

    Syfte: Syftet med denna litteraturöversikt var att beskriva vilka faktorer som kan påverka föräldrars beslutsfattande gällande att vaccinera sitt barn mot influensa.

    Metod: En litteraturöversikt har genomförts utifrån sökningar av vetenskapliga artiklar från databaserna CINAHL Complete och Pubmed. Analys av elva artiklar har genererat i teman med underliggande subteman.

    Resultat: De faktorer som påverkade föräldrars beslutsfattande gällande att vaccinera sina barn var: Ansvar för någon annans liv, att fatta beslut för en annan individ samt skydda sitt barn från ohälsa. Information, betydelsen av information samt vad brist på information har för betydelse. Samhällsdebatt och sociala influenser, hur föräldrar påverkas av media, nyhetsrapportering samt familj, släkt och vänner. Biverkningar, oro för vilka konsekvenser som kan uppkomma av att vaccinera sitt barn. Immunförsvaret-vaccinets och dess effekt, övertygelse om immunförsvarets egen förmåga samt oro för vaccinets påverkan. Tidigare erfarenheter, att relatera beslut gällande vaccination till tidigare upplevda händelser.

    Diskussion: I diskussionen belyses sjuksköterskans funktion i mötet med föräldrar i processen av att fatta beslut gällande att vaccinera sitt barn. Hur sjuksköterskan kan bemöta dessa föräldrar med en strävan om en individanpassad vård. Resultatet relateras i diskussionen till Callista Roys adaptionsmodell (RAM).

  • 37.
    Baresso, Gabriella
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Jans, Linda
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Fysisk aktivitet vid typ 2-diabetes: Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av att motivera patienter till fysisk aktvitet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: With an increasing prevalence of type 2-diabetes worldwide a large number of individuals risk developing cardiovascular diseases, stroke, kidney diseases and eye diseases as secondary diseases from type 2- diabetes. Smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, genetic predisposition and obesity increases the risk of developing type 2-diabetes. Nurses therefor plays an important role in noticing individuals who risk developing type 2-diabetes as well as supporting and motivate them into making neccassary life style changes.

    Aim: The aim of this study is to describe how nurses experience motivating patients to physical activity at type 2-diabetes

    Method: A litterature review. Articles were sought out in the databases CINAHL Complete, PubMed and Medline. From these searches 10 scholarly articles emerged.

    Results: The result is presented as three different themes: Health promotion, Challenges and Need for knowledge. Challenges could among other be related to the nurses experience of insufficient knowledge and the patients lack of insight and their unwillingness to change. The nurses experienced that health interventions that were offered via patient educations increased the patients knowledge of their disease.

    Discussion: In the method discussion the authors discuss strengths and weaknesses with the litterature review. The result is being discussed using Dorothea Orems Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory

  • 38.
    Barkland, Hanna
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Hagerman, Josefin
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Våldet mot det kvinnliga könsorganet: en litteraturöversikt om kvinnlig könsstympning ur sjukvårdspersonals perspektiv2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Female genital mutilation is performed in about 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. Nearly 200 million girls and women have undergone circumcision and annually 3 million are at risk. Female genital mutilation includes all forms of harm towards the outer female genitals without any medical indications. It results in severe complications and is even fatal. The reasons vary, sometimes they are explained as cultural traditions or religious traditions, and sometimes just to control women's' sexuality. The procedure is illegal in most western countries, Sweden included. The aim was to illuminate knowledge and attitudes among health care professionals regarding female genital mutilation. A literature review was conducted according to Friberg. Three databases were used: Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Complete and PubMed. This resulted in five quantitative articles, four qualitative articles and two with mixed method. The main findings were that there is a lack of knowledge among health care professionals. Also, attitudes differ but many of the participants agreed that it is violating human rights. In practicing countries there were often ambivalent feelings towards female genital mutilation. Even though the global migration is as high as ever, the knowledge among health care professionals is insufficient. The attitudes differ, both in countries where the tradition is practiced and in countries where it is not practiced. The lack of educational information is mentioned as a reason to why health care professionals feel unsure on how to handle meeting a mutilated woman. The results were discussed with Leininger's nursing theory as a model.

  • 39.
    Barud, Liselott
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Hur sjuksköterskor förbereder sig inför oplanerade hembesök till patienter de aldrig träffat.: En intervjustudie med sjuksköterskor inom Avancerad Sjukvård I Hemmet2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Att arbeta som sjuksköterska inom Avancerad Sjukvård I Hemmet (ASIH) innebär möten med patienter som har en rad olika livshotande diagnoser. Som en del av det dagliga arbetet ingår att kunna vara tillgänglig för patienten vid försämringar. Detta innebär att sjuksköterskor kan komma att med kort varsel behöva göra oplanerade hembesök till patienter de aldrig träffat.

    Syfte: Syftet var att beskriva hur sjuksköterskor som arbetar inom ASIH-verksamhet i Stockholms län förbereder sig inför oplanerade hembesök till patienter de aldrig träffat.

    Metod: För att ta reda på och beskriva hur sjuksköterskor förbereder sig inför oplanerade hembesök valdes en kvalitativ design med en induktiv ansats. Åtta sjuksköterskor med i genomsnitt 8,5 års erfarenhet från arbete inom ASIH intervjuades. Materialet analyserades enligt en kvalitativ induktiv innehållsanalys.

    Resultat: Analysen resulterade i två huvudkategorier: I ständig beredskap och När någon larmat. I ständig beredskap har två kategorier och fem underkategorier vilka beskriver sådant som ingår i det dagliga arbetet samtidigt som det även är förberedelser inför oplanerade hembesök. Dessa förberedelser kan vara att ha ordning på sin utrustning och att hålla sig informerad om inskrivna patienter. När någon larmat har två kategorier och sex underkategorier vilka beskriver förberedelser som görs efter att ett samtal som föranleder ett oplanerat hembesök inkommit. Dessa förberedelser innebär till exempel att sjuksköterskorna tar reda på så mycket som möjligt om patienten för att kunna bilda sig en uppfattning om vad som behöver göras och hur bråttom det är.

    Diskussion: Resultatet diskuteras i förhållande till annan forskning samt till de tre grundläggande delarna begriplighet, hanterbarhet och meningsfullhet, i Antonovskys salutogena modell KASAM, känsla av sammanhang.

  • 40.
    Beck, Ingela
    et al.
    Lunds universitet; Högskolan Kristianstad.
    Olsson Möller, Ulrika
    Lunds universitet.
    Malmström, Marlene
    Lunds universitet.
    Klarare, Anna
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC.
    Samuelsson, Henrik
    Palliativ vård och ASIH Ystad .
    Lundh Hagelin, Carina
    Sophiahemmet högskola; Karolinska institutet.
    Rasmussen, Birgit
    Lunds universitet.
    Fürst, Carl Johan
    Lunds universitet.
    Translation and cultural adaptation of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale including cognitive interviewing with patients and staff2017In: BMC Palliative Care, ISSN 1472-684X, E-ISSN 1472-684X, Vol. 16, p. 1-10, article id 49Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: To expand our clinical and scientific knowledge about holistic outcomes within palliative care, there is a need for agreed-upon patient-reported outcome measures. These patient-reported outcome measures then require translation and cultural adaptation, either from country-specific languages to English, or the other way around. The aim of this study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) to the Swedish care context.

    METHODS: Swedish versions of IPOS Patient and IPOS Staff were developed and culturally adapted using recommended guidelines including cognitive interviews with patients (n = 13) and staff (n = 15) from different care contexts including general and specialised palliative care.

    RESULTS: The comprehension and judgement difficulties identified in the pre-final patient and staff versions were successfully solved during the cognitive interviewing process. IPOS was well accepted by both patients and staff, none of the questions were experienced as inappropriate, and all questions were judged important.

    CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we translated and culturally adapted the patient and staff versions of IPOS, and demonstrated face and content validity and acceptability of the scale through cognitive interviewing with patients and staff within residential care facility, surgical and specialised palliative home care units. Cognitive interviewing in parallel with patients and staff in rounds, with tentative analysis in between, was a suitable method for identifying and solving challenges with comprehension and evaluation in the pre-final version of IPOS. The Swedish IPOS is now available for use in a variety of clinical care settings.

  • 41.
    Beernaert, Kim
    et al.
    Belgien.
    Kreicbergs, Ulrika
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC. Karolinska institutet.
    Fürst, Carl Johan
    Lunds universitet.
    Nyberg, Tommy
    Karolinska institutet; University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
    Steineck, Gunnar
    Karolinska institutet; Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs universitet.
    Bylund-Grenklo, Tove
    Karolinska institutet; Linnéuniversitetet.
    Distrust in the End-of-Life Care Provided to a Parent and Long-Term Negative Outcomes Among Bereaved Adolescents: A Population-Based Survey Study2017In: Journal of Clinical Oncology, ISSN 0732-183X, E-ISSN 1527-7755, Vol. 35, no 27, p. 3136-3144Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Previous research shows that the death of a parent places children at risk for a number of negative outcomes. The role of trust in health care at the end of life has been acknowledged as crucial for patients and adult family members. However, the consequences of children’s distrust in the care provided to their parents remain unknown. Therefore, we investigated the negative long-term outcomes of cancer-bereaved sons’ and daughters’ distrust in the care that was provided to a dying parent.

    Methods: We used a population-based nationwide survey to investigate self-reported distrust in the care provided and possible negative outcomes in 622 (73%) participants who had lost a parent as a result of cancer 6 to 9 years earlier, at ages 13 to 16 years. All participants were 18 years or older at the time of the survey.

    Results: In those who reported no or little trust (ie, distrust) in the health care provided to their dying parents, we found statistically significantly higher risks of various negative outcomes at the time of survey: bitterness toward health care professionals for not having done everything that was possible (crude risk ratio [RR], 3.5; 95% CI, 2.3 to 5.1) and for having stopped treatment (RR, 3.4; 95% CI, 2.1 to 6.0), self-destructiveness (eg, self-injury [RR, 1.7; 95% CI, 1.2 to 2.4]), and psychological problems (eg, moderate to severe depression according to the Patient Health Questionnaire–9 [RR, 2.3; 95% CI, 1.5 to 3.5]).

    Conclusion: In cancer-bereaved former adolescents, distrust in the health care provided to the dying parent is associated with a higher risk of negative long-term outcomes. The health care professionals involved in this care might play an important role in safeguarding the trust of adolescents.

  • 42.
    Berg, Simon
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Mansour, Maxim
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Faktorer som påverkar upplevt välbefinnande hos patienter inom den palliativa hemsjukvården: en litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The development of society and the ongoing medical change have contributed to the development of palliative home care. It has become increasingly common for patients to choose to be treated palliatively at home. One of the key concepts in healthcare is the well-being, this term can be seen as a subjective concept and closely linked to quality of life. Well-being means experiencing mild suffering and being satisfied with their life situation. Healthcare professionals working in palliative home care describe several factors that they consider to be of importance to the patient's experience of well-being and good palliative care.

    Aim: To illuminate affecting factors of well-being in adult patients in the palliative home care.

    Method: This degree project has been carried out as a literature review where 13 scientific articles have been studied. The articles were analyzed by Friberg’s method and the foundations and differences regarding the patient's perception of well-being were presented in three themes.

    Results: Based on analysis of scientific articles, three themes were created: relationships, hope and a secure base. The perception of well-being in patients proved to be linked to factors affecting a secure base, hope and relationships.

    Discussion: The method was discussed based on the chosen method and the articles strengths and weaknesses. The result was discussed based on other studies in the same areas as well as Calista Roy’s adaptation model.

  • 43.
    Bergdahl, Johan
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Matilda, Ekdahl
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskans upplevelser av beslut angående livsuppehållande behandling inom akut- och intensivvård: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Every year around 400 000 patients arrives at the emergency wards on the hospitals in Stockholm. Emergency and intensive cares purpose is to take care of acute cases of illness and accidents, and the most prioritized cases ends up within the intensive care units, ICU. Intensive care regards specialized medical staff and modern medicinaltechnology equipment. Nurses task involves promoting the patients’ health, with a unique knowledge about the human with a holistic view, with an attitude well-founded in ethics. Nurses within the intensive care units use life-sustaining treatments and measures from respirators to medicines to save lifes. In spite of this, approximately every fifth patient who is hospitalized in the intensive care unit passes away, and many patients condition can be so critical that communication isn’t an option. Nurses within emergency and intensive care comes across a lot of obstacles in their profession to nurse the patients’ health and might have to perform life-sustaining treatments without approval from the patients.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to understand the   nurses experiences and how nurses handle descisions regarding life-sustaining   treatments on patients within emegergency and intensive care.

    Method: The authors made a litterature   review of allready existing data from scientificle articles, to summerize   nurses different experiences regarding descisions of life-sustatining   treatment, and how the nurses handle these situations.

    Results: Nurses described different   obstacles regarding deciscions of life-sustaining treatment which caused emotional   stress. The authors identified these obstacles as communication, cooperation,   planing, environment and an emotional weight. Nurses could find a purpose and   context in thier role as experts of caring even though there was a decision   about ending life-sustaining treatment on terminal patients.

    Discussion: The authours discussed the   choise of method for this study and the different obstacles, experiences and   how the nurses handle psychological and emotional stress, from litterature,   scientifical articales and Aaron Antonovsky’s contexttheory and Callista Roy’s theory about adaptation.

  • 44.
    Bergman, Erika
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Täckholm Wiblom, Fanny
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    COMPASSION FATIGUE BLAND SJUKSKÖTERSKOR: EN LITTERATURÖVERSIKT ÖVER FAKTORER SOM KAN BIDRA TILL DESS UTVECKLANDE2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: There is currently a shortage of nursing staff in Sweden. Following on from a population increase, this shortage is expected to increase in upcoming years. According to 2014 statistics, one out of ten licensed nurses do not work within a healthcare setting, and one of the main contributing factors to this is stress. Stress is also the main reason for sick leave among nurses. A fairly new concept in Sweden, Compassion Fatigue, is a condition of secondary traumatic stress, which affects healthcare professionals. This condition is relatively unexplored in Sweden.

    AIM: The aim of this literature review was to shed light onhighlight factors that may impact on the development of compassion fatigue among nurses.

    METHOD: A literature review according to Friberg’s method which was based on seven quantitative studies, two qualitative studies and one study of mixed methods.

    RESULTS: The results are presented based on five main categories: Demographic factors (age, gender and marital status); Environmental factors (importance of leadership, work load and staff turnover); Occupational factors (level of education, professional experience, working hours and department); Coping (healthy and unhealthy management strategies); Acknowledgement and support (from colleagues, management and relatives).

    DISCUSSION: A lack of knowledge about Compassion Fatigue among nurses as well as management is the main reason for its developtment. Education and supportive measures, based on Watson’s theory of human caring, can be used to prevent Compassion Fatigue.

  • 45.
    Bergman, Love
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Britton, Asabea
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Kneck, Åsa
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Health-related stigma related to leprosy: What can be learned from nurses in Ghana?2018In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 96-102Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to describe nurses’ experiences of how stigma affected the care and health of patients with leprosy. Health-related stigma exists worldwide and affects patients, relatives and caregivers. Mere word ‘leprosy’ is often met with disgust, shame and fear. Knowledge of health-related stigma is important for developing care in different parts of the world. The study has a qualitative, descriptive design. Seven semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with nurses working at a hospital specializing in leprosy care. The study was carried out in the central region of Ghana. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. The findings are presented as one theme, ‘Increased knowledge and holistic interventions are important in care for patients with leprosy’, and three sub-themes: ‘knowledge and beliefs are intimately interlaced with leprosy-related stigma’, ‘information is important but not enough to change behaviours and attitudes’ and ‘long-term interventions in a social context’. We conclude that caring for patients with leprosy involved long-term interventions, not at least in relation to education on a society level as well as concerning patients’ abilities to learn a skill to make an income in order to be less dependent on healthcare facilities.

  • 46.
    Berzelius, Erik
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Loheim Hammarberg, Jimmy
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskors uppfattningar om tillämpning av omvårdnadsforskning i klinisk verksamhet: en litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The nurses’ responsibility is to give good and safe health care based on nursing science and proved practice, and also keeping up to date with the latest nursing science. The most common use of research utilization is instrumental, which is nursing science directly applied when caring for patients. By acquiring and utilizing new nursing science, the nurse is able to develop safe care for patients. 

    Aim: The aim of this review was to describe nurses’ perceptions of implementing research science in clinical practice.

    Method: A literary review based on studies acquired from the database CINAHL Complete and Academic Search Complete 

    Result: The impact of nursing science describes that nurses believe nursing science as important for the evolvement and quality of the profession, but perceives it to be too complex to utilize. Nurses’ perceptions of barriers and facilitators towards research utilization in nursing science describe what organizational factors affect nurses´ perceptions of research utilization in nursing care. Nurses also describe that they want to utilize research, but they lack the skill to critically appraise scientific literature. Lack of time and low research availability are described as barriers towards research, and support and engagement from nursing administrators are considered a facilitator towards better research utilization.

    Discussion: Despite having a positive attitude towards nursing science, the result shows that the nurses today find it difficult to implement it in a clinical practice. The results indicate that there needs to be support from the management to facilitate research utilization in a clinical practice. 

  • 47.
    Bielsten, Therése
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Hellström, Ingrid
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences. Linköpings universitet.
    A review of couple-centred interventions in dementia: Exploring the what and why - Part A.2017In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, article id 1471301217737652Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction Symptoms of dementia bring about challenges to couples' relationships. Relationship-focused support has been highlighted to be of significant importance for sustained relationship quality and to reduce the negative impact of dementia on the dyadic relationship. This review aimed to explore the 'what' and 'why' of interventions aimed at couples where one partner has a diagnosis of dementia and in which the couple jointly participate. Method Searches were performed in Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science from January 2000 to August 2017. Results Six studies were included. Objectives for the person with dementia was related to cognitive function and for the care partner the objectives were related to well-being. The majority of the outcomes were mirrored by the objectives and focused on cognitive function for people with dementia and depression and relationship quality for care partners. Our findings indicate that people with dementia should be included in the assessment of the relationship in order to gain an overall picture of relationship dynamics and to increase tailored support in couple-centred interventions. Conclusions The findings of this review indicate that joint interventions for people with dementia and care partners are lacking a genuine dyadic approach where both partners' views of their relationship are valued. In order to identify targets for support and to use the appropriate outcome measures, the quality of the relationship should be recognised and taken into account. Moreover, there is a lack of a salutogenic approach in couple-centred interventions in which couples' strengths and resources can be identified and supported.

  • 48.
    Birkeros, Anna
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Rådström, Malin
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Livet är en dosfråga: Ett liv med insulinpump ur ett föräldraperspektiv: en litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Diabetes mellitus type 1 is an autoimmune disease which requires daily insulin administration. When a child is treated with insulin pump, the demands on self-care is high and the parents’ spend a lot of time to support their child. Nurses are responsible for the education and support related to self-care.

    Aim: The aim of the study was to highlight parents’ experiences of a child treated with insulin pump therapy.

    Method: A literature review based on four qualitative articles, two quantitative articles and four articles with mixed methods. These were analyzed by a model by Friberg. 

    Results: The result highlights the changing everyday-life and its challenges which arise in life with a child treated with an insulin pump, as well as the parents’ transition from concern to acceptance of their life situation. The parents’ wishes to normalize their life, as well as their hopes of simplifying their everyday-life was desired. The result also showed the difficulties of the parenting role and finding the balance between responsibility and control related to the child’s independence.

    Discussion: The result was discussed in the light of Orem’s self-care theory. The theory is generally implementable to insulin pump therapy since self-care is important for metabolic control. The primary result of the review demonstrated the parents’ need for support both for themselves and for their child. The nurse shall make self-care actions adapted to the family for an increased self-care balance and enable parents’ to transfer self-care capacity to the child.

  • 49.
    Bjerkenstedt, Monica
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Att arbeta enligt ACT-modellen: Specialistsjuksköterskans erfarenheter av sin kompetens i teamet2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The ACT model developed in the 70's and 80's when many psychiatric clinics were closed in the United States. The original ACT model can be seen as a full service model but has since been modified and adapted to the current conditions of society and health care. As it appears today, several models have been developed based on the ACT model but can be distinguished by which components are included. The model has shown positive results regarding patient participation and recovery. The nurse has a wide professional background and is considered to be an important part of the team. With their skills, they have the basic knowledge to perform medical and psychiatric care, but several studies have shown that there is a need for specialist educated nurses, as many of the patients are severely ill.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the psychiatric specialist nurse's experience of their competence and role in teams working under the ACT model.

    Method: A qualitative design has been selected. Data collection was done with semi-structured interviews. A qualitative content analysis with inductive approach was used to process the material.

    Results: The content analysis resulted in two main categories, skills in the team and the versatile nurse, with six associated subcategories.

    Discussions: The result was discussed based on the two main categories, skills in the team and the versatile nurse. In support of the discussion, relevant topics and literature were used as well as Phil Barker's ten obligations as a starting point.

  • 50.
    Bjurling, Natalie
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Jörgenstam, Sandra
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskans erfarenheter av dödshjälp: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Euthanasia is a debated subject that concerns nurses’ duties. Several countries and states have legalized euthanasia. Euthanasia can be seen as a way of respecting patients wishes, relieving suffering and preserving dignity. However, it can also be considered against healthcare personnels own autonomy or ICN ethical code, which means that the health care task is to alleviate and cure and not harm the patient. Healthcare professionals describe difficulties in dealing with situations where these components differ in a variety of ways.

    Aim: The aim of the study was to highlight nurses’ experiences and factors that may affect experiences of working with people who want or will undergo euthanasia.

     Method: A literature review according to Friberg was conducted. The result is based on ten original articles that were obtained through systematic search. The analysis was conducted by thematization and color-coding.

    Results: Workning with assistens in death was experienced differently depending on the type of euthanasia that was carried out, the experiences of patients and relatives, participation in decision making, ethical codes and laws, as well as nurses’ own values and experiences. This led to both positive and negative experiences for the nurse. These experiences could also be managed through formal or informal support, which in turn contributed to nurses’ experiences.

    Discussion: The discussion is based on Travelbees theory of interpersonal relationships and how care without rolls can contribute to better care, but also affect nurses’ experiences of care. In addition, there is discussion about how nurses own values ​​and understandings affect experiences in health care.

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