Omvårdnadsåtgärder vid andningssvårigheter hos patienter med sjukdomen KOL : En litteraturstudie

by Edvardsson, Anton; Nilsson, Karin

Abstract (Summary)
BACKGROUND: COPD is a disease that increasingly affects more patients around the world; by 2020 is it is projected to be the third most common cause of death. There is no cure against COPD. Moreover, difficulty breathing affects the patient’s quality of life physically and mentally. However, with extensive care patients and their relatives can experience wellbeing in spite of the illness. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to illustrate how nurses can ease the suffering of patients with COPD with a starting point from the patient’s wishes and the nurse’s experience. METHOD: The study was a literature review based on existing researched data material based on nine scientific articles of qualitative and quantitative nature.RESULT: Three themes emerged: the continuously exchange of knowledge; saving the patients strength; and give security and support. The continuously exchange of knowledge refers to knowledge exchange between nurse and patient during the caring process. The second theme describes how the patient’s breathing is affected by the planning of everyday life. The last theme illustrates the mental aspects. CONCLUSION: This study shows a good relationship between patient and nurse is important to create security and support which are the most important things for patients suffering from COPD.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:copd nursing caring daily living dyspnea


Date of Publication:06/07/2008

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