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Cancer patients´ experiences of nurses´ behaviour and health promotive activities:: A critical incident analysis
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
1998 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]
Aim: To describe cancer patients´ experiences of nurses´ behaviour in terms of critical incidents after nurses had given them health promotive care. Background: Patients with head and neck cancer report several disease and health related problems before, during and long time after the conclusion of treatment. Nurses have an important role in educating and supporting these patients about the disease and treatment so that they can attain well-being. Sample: Twenty-one informants diagnosed with head and neck cancer from the Nordic countries. Method: The study had a qualatative, descriptive design and the method used was the critical incident technique (CIT). Findings: The nurses´ behaviour was examined, and in 208 cases critical incidents were involved, 150 positive and 58 negative ones, the number of incidents varying between three and twenty per informant. The nurses´ health promotive activities or lack of such activities based on the patients´ disease, treatment and symptoms, consisted in informing and instructing the patients as well as enabling their participation. Personal consideration and the nurses´ cognizance, knowledge, competence, solicitude, demeanour and statements of understanding were to be important. Discussion: Continuous health promotive nursing interventions were of considerable value for the majority of this group of cancer patients. Oncology nurses could reconfirm and update the care of head and neck cancer patients by including health promotive activities in individual care plans. By more frequent use of health promotion models, the nurses could identify and focus on those individuals who needed to alter their life-style as well as tailor their approach towards them by setting goals for well-being and a healthy life-style.
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1998.
Keywords [en]
critical incident technique, head and neck cancer, health promotion, nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-8124Local ID: U2061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-8124DiVA, id: diva2:363208
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Medicine
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Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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