Det vårdande kommunikativa mötet i demensvården : En intervjustudie

by Gripenbert, Stina; Gustavsson, Caroline

Abstract (Summary)
The disease of dementia is characterizes by losses of intellectual and emotional abilities. At a later stage of dementia, a disability develops of both verbal and non-verbal communication. The aim of this study is to analyse and describe the communicative encounter between the caregivers and an older patient suffering from dementia. In this study a qualitative method was used and nine caregivers were interviewed. The interviews were transcribed and analysed with a method of analysis made by Kvale (1997). Three major themes were found in the result, which are: (i) contents of the communicative encounter, (ii) problems in the communicative encounter and (iii) giving support for health in the communicative encounter. The result of this study shows that body language is most frequently occurring than verbal language in the care of patients suffering from dementia. Another important aspect of the communicative encounter is to meet the lifeworld of the patients suffering from dementia.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:communication encounter dementia nursing elderly


Date of Publication:05/31/2008

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