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Maintaining wellness in everyday life- supportive activities to elderly in municipal care setting
Doktorand School of Health and Medical Sciences Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1174-2523
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
School of Health and Medical Sciences Örebro University, Sweden.
2011 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Literature describes supportive activities in nursing in many different ways. In common they have that they are associated with good care outcomes, but may differ depending on the context in which it is given. In Swedish municipal elderly care setting registered nurses works consultative. They describes part of their tasks as supportive activities without specifying what or what kind of support that is meant and it looks as in this form of organization supportive activities expanded to not only include patients. The aim of the study was to obtain a deeper understanding of which support RN express to elderly and explore the main concern of support in municipal care setting. The study was conducted using Grounded Theory. Data was collected using non participant observations. The observations were concerning registered nurses supportive activities interacting with the patient. A total of 12 registered nurses participated in the study which was performed at the home of 36 patients between 80- 102 years. The main concern of registered nurses supportive activities was maintaining wellness in everyday life. This was made by support patient’s internal and external resources, but it also turned out to be situations where it was lack of support.

 

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2011.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21973OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-21973DiVA: diva2:619032
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Distriktssköterskans dag 2011
Available from: 2013-05-01 Created: 2013-05-01 Last updated: 2015-02-18Bibliographically approved

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