Individualiserad omvårdnad : Begreppsanalys ur ett omvårdnadsteoretiskt perspektiv

by Sannetorp, Maria; Österlund, Anna

Abstract (Summary)
Individualized care is something both patients and healthcare personnel strive for. To legitimate individualized care as something to strive for an abutment to nursing care theories is necessary. The aim of this study is to investigate:• What individualized care is• How it is described in scientific nursing care literature• How individualized care can be obtained• What the caring process can look like when it is not individualizedThe data consists of scientific nursing literature from late 19thcentury to present time and the result shows that individualized care is the foundation that good care is built upon. Good and individualized care is created in an equal relationship between nurse and patient, a relationship where the nurse listens and communicates a good and individualized care is created. The study has contributed to point out a number of attributes including: relation, empathy, participation and entirety. These attributes constitute to an understanding of the compounded concept individualized care.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:individualized care communication patient nurse and relationship


Date of Publication:06/13/2008

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