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Patientens upplevelser av hundens närvaro i vårdandet
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The dog’s potential for the patients health in nursing (English)
Abstract [sv]

Hunden är människans bästa vän, men det är först på senare tid som hundens hälsoeffekter har börjat undersökas. Internationellt sätt används hundar i vården i en helt annan utsträckning än i Sverige. Hälsoeffekter i form av kortare vårdtid, snabbare rehabilitering och bättre egenvård har påvisats. Syftet med litteraturstudien var att beskriva patientens upplevelser av hundens närvaro i vårdandet. Studien var en litteraturstudie med 15 vetenskapliga artiklar. Resultatet visade att hundar kan användas både som komplementär behandling till en traditionell behandling eller som icke farmaceutisk behandling i vårdandet. Användning av hundar i vården visar på ökat socialt beteende, ökad fysisk aktivitet och ökat psykiskt välbefinnande. Även förändringar hos patienter med nedsatt aktivitetsförmåga märktes med en ökad motivation och initiativförmåga. Hunden ger en distraherande effekt vilket avleder tankar på de nedsatta förmågorna i det dagliga livet, dessutom ger hunden trygghet och sällskap. Med tanke på det viktiga med att aktivera gamla och passiva patienter bör ämnet uppmärksammas. Mer forskning på de effekter hunden tillför både utifrån ett patient-, personal- och samhällsperspektiv. Kunskaper inom ämnet ger möjlighet för sjuksköterskan att använda denna resurs i vårdandet av patienten.

Abstract [en]

The dog is man's best friend, but it is only recently that the dog's health benefits have begun to be explored. Internationally the dog is used in health care in a different extent than in Sweden. Health effects in form of shorter length of stay, faster rehabilitation and better self-care has been demonstrated. The purpose of literature study was to describe the patients' experiences of the dog's presence in healthcare. The study was a literature review of 15 scientific articles. The results showed that dogs can be used as a complementary treatment to conventional treatment or non-pharmaceutical treatment in the care process. The use of dogs in health care shows positive social ability, increased physical activity and psychological improvement for the patient. Although changes in patients with reduced activity was noticeable with increased motivation and initiative. The dog gives a distracting effect which put away thoughts on aches and problems in daily life, the dog also gives protection and companionship. Given the importance of activating old and passive patients should be acknowledged. More research is needed on the effects from the dog from both from the patient, personal and social perspective. Knowledge of the subject provides an opportunity for the nurse to use this resource in the care of the patient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 10 p.
Keyword [en]
animal-assisted activity, animal-assisted therapy, animal therapy, dogs, nursing
Keyword [sv]
djurassisterad aktivitet, djurassisterad terapi, djurterapi, hundar, omvårdnad
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4121DiVA: diva2:306263
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(Swedish)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-03-31 Created: 2010-03-29 Last updated: 2010-03-31Bibliographically approved

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