Betydelsen av en god oral hälsa hos äldre : En angelägenhet för sjuksköterskan

by Ljungholm, Mimmi; Rederbratt, Pernilla

Abstract (Summary)
Many elderly people need a lot of help with their oral care. Otherwise there is a risk that they will be suffering from several consequences like a lack of oral care and hygiene causes. The purpose of this study was to describe the nurse’s sense for maintaining a good oral health among elderly. The method was a literature study. The result showed that there are big lacks around how the oral care is provided, thus different ways of how the nurse can prevent problems related to the oral cavity, through preventive work. Many nurses and hospital persons neglect the needs for oral care, the reasons for this is among other things lack of time, lack of personnel and lack of resources. In the discussion argues consequences the lack of oral care and the nurses roll, with being a key person in the care among elderly. In the conclusion discusses the consequences of an inadequate oral care, witch can be very serious, and many times life threatening, if the problems not explores in time.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:04/01/2008

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