Vad är god omvårdnad? : ur ett sjuksköterskeperspektiv på en ortopedavdelning – en intervjustudie

by Gertsson, Jessica; Klasson, Amanda

Abstract (Summary)
Background: Theories in nursing care has been described by several researchers. The profession is multidisciplinary. The major subject in the education for nurses is nursing care and other subjects in the profession can be biomedicine and public health. The academic subject nursing care is not bounded to the nurses’ profession. A common idea among the nurses is to see the profession as equal to the academic subject nursing care. Because of many perspectives, there is no clear definition that describes the essence of nursing care. Aim: The aim of this dissertation was to study how nurses´ describe good nursing care at an orthopaedic unit. Methods: The study was carried out in one orthopaedic unit in Sweden in 2008. Eight nurses’ took part in the study. A qualitative interview with was performed at the orthopaedic unit. Data were transcribed and analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings: The nurses’ description of good nursing care was summarized in seven themes; pain management, a nurse responsibility, communication, joy, time, teamwork and ethical attitude. Conclusions: When the nurses´ described god nursing care they assumed from their tasks in the profession. They did not distinguished nursing care from the knowledge of subjects included in a nurse profession. Theories in nursing care and central concepts were not obvious for the nurses´. Although the parts of the core in nursing care has been described without relating to theories.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:nursing caring nurse orthopaedic qualitative pain


Date of Publication:06/12/2008

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