Vårdhygienens betydelse uppmärksammas med rutiner och kunskap : En observationsstudie i Tanzania

by Sendlak, Andrea; Olsson, Nanna

Abstract (Summary)
Hygiene has a very important role within healthcare and the prevention of spreading diseases. Nightingale was among the first who talked about the effect of proper hand hygiene and a clean environment. Hygiene has a central part within the education at nursing schools in Sweden and is well discussed. Healthcare organizations all over the world have developed different guidelines about the importance of hygiene within healthcare, but research still indicates poor compliance. The aim of this study was to illustrate hygiene within healthcare at a hospital in Tanzania. A qualitative method with an observational study was chosen. The data collection was made during four weeks, observing students from a nursing school in Tanzania. This study discusses the potentials and the disadvantages of hygiene within healthcare. The result is presented in seven different themes and indicates good knowledge about hygiene among the Tanzanian students, but poor resources and lack of supplies caused a big problem. It appeared that the healthcare and how the hygiene was managed within the culture and tradition, which existed in Tanzania, have differences even though knowledge and routines exists.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:hygiene nursing students prevention


Date of Publication:06/10/2008

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