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Hemtjänstpersonalens upplevelser av att vårda patienter i livet slutskede
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe home care personnel and their experiences in palliative care. The design was qualitative and data were collected through interviews. Five home care personnel were interviewed, all women, whom have experience of palliative home care.

The material was then analysed with qualitative content analysis and eight main categories, derived from experiences of home care personnel, were identified: relationship, safety, quality of care, a better end-of-life, routine, information, knowledge and competence, and work environment. The result showed that all participants of this study identified themselves as family members of the patients whom they had cared for during a long period of time. Additionally, the participants were emotionally touched when the patient died.

The majority experienced that the patients do receive good care in their homes. The participants also think that the information from the responsible nurse was insufficient, which resulted in difficulties for the personnel giving the patients good care. The insufficient information was within several lines of profession. All participants of the study think they have a good knowledge of and competence in palliative care and that their knowledge increased with their working experience. However, the participants think that the education they receive about palliative care does not coincide with reality. More knowledge about palliative care was demanded by people with another religion. The conclusion from this study is that the communication between home care personnel and nurses should be improved and that home care personnel need more specific education in the area of palliative care.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att beskriva hemtjänstpersonalens upplevelser av att vårda patienter i livets slutskede. Designen var kvalitativ och data insamlades genom intervjuer. Totalt intervjuades fem kvinnor som arbetar inom hemtjänsten med erfarenhet av att vårda patienter i livets slut i hemmet. Materialet analyserades sedan med kvalitativ innehållsanalys och utifrån hemtjänstpersonalens upplevelser identifierades åtta huvudkategorier: relation, trygghet, vårdkvalitet, värdigt slut, rutin, information, kunskap och kompetens, samt arbetsmiljö. Resultatet visade att alla deltagare identifierade sig som en anhörig till de patienter som de har arbetat en lång tid hos och många kände ett känslomässigt engagemang i samband med patientens bortgång. Majoriteten upplevde att patienterna får en bra vård i hemmet. Informationen från ansvarig sjuksköterska ansågs bristfällig hos alla deltagare vilket resulterade i upplevelse av svårigheter att utföra god omvårdnad. Informationsbristen fanns i flera led. Samtliga deltagare upplevde sig ha goda kunskaper och kompetens i att vårda patienter i livets slutskede och att kunskapen ökade med arbetslivserfarenheten. Dock tyckte de att den utbildning de fått i vård i livet slutskede inte stämmer överens med verkligheten. Mer kunskaper efterfrågades om vård i livets slutskede av personer med annan religion. Slutsatsen med studien var att kommunikationen mellan hemtjänstpersonal och sjuksköterskor måste förbättras och mer specifik utbildning för att vårda i livets slut behövs för hemtjänstpersonalen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 29
Keywords [sv]
Hemtjänstpersonal, Palliativ vård, Kunskap och kompetens, Information
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-246Archive number: SSKVk05/ht07nr8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-246DiVA, id: diva2:119795
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