Informationens betydelse för patienten med hjärtinfarkt i det akuta skedet

by Drevhage, Pernilla; Thorén, Erica

Abstract (Summary)
Information should be seen as an integrated part in caring for patients´ that suffer from acute myocardial infarction. The nurse´s support and communication is an important part in caring for the patient. It is of significance that the nurse has an ability to provide knowledge and understanding under busy conditions in the emergency ward. In that way the patient can participate and have ability to take part in their own care and treatment.The aim with the study is to elucidate the information's importance for the patient at the acute phase of his myocardial infarction. The method that has been used is a literature study and the result comprizes in 12 articles, 10 qualitative and 2 quantitative. In the result, five categories has shown. These are: The patient´s experience of the information, the nurse´s roll when giving information, communication between the nurse and the patient, the nurses support to the patient and the patient´s anxiety and fear. The result in the literature study shows that good information in plain language reduces the patient´s worries and anxiety and increases the patient´s understanding of his/her condition. Patients who are given relevant and individual information feel satisfaction with the care and experience an increased well-being.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:patient information nurse relationship support and


Date of Publication:02/16/2008

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