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Sjuksköterskans upplevelser av "hundassisterad" omvårdnad på äldreboenden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Syftet med studien var att beskriva sjuksköterskans upplevelser av att använda sig av hundassisterad omvårdnad i svensk äldreomsorg. Metod: Intervjuer gjordes med legitimerade sjuksköterskor som hade erfarenhet av sällskapshundar och utbildade hundar inom äldreomsorgen. Resultat: Sjuksköterskorna upplevde att hundassisterad äldreomsorg inverkade positivt på flera plan, både bland de äldre och för personalen. Sjuksköterskorna upplevde att en hund berikade vardagen på äldreboendet och att hunden var till praktisk nytta i sjuksköterskans omvårdnadsarbete, framförallt i arbetet med patienter drabbade av demens. Hundassisterad omvårdnad upplevdes medföra ett ökat välbefinnande, minska stress och aggression, ge ökad glädje och matlust samt stimulera aktivitet, både fysiskt, mentalt och verbalt. Det förekom knappt några allergier bland de äldre, kanske för att deras miljö tidigare inneburit en mer djurnära kontakt. Sjuksköterskorna upplevde att nuvarande antal hundar var för få i förhållande till efterfrågan, och att användandet av hundassisterad äldreomsorg kunde göras mer effektiv, om det upprättades en bättre struktur för mål och uppföljning av gjorda insatser. Slutsats: Den legitimerade sjuksköterskan ser mycket praktisk nytta i sitt omvårdnadsarbete med att använda sig av hundassisterad äldreomsorg, då hunden underlättar arbetssituationen och inverkar lugnande.

Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of dog- assisted elderly care and how nurses perceive that the dog contributes to the care in Swedish nursing homes. Method: Interviews were conducted with registered nurses who had experience of pet dogs and care- dogs in elderly care. Results: The nurses experienced that dog- assisted care had a positive impact in several levels, both for the elderly and the staff. The nurses experienced that a dog fortified the everyday life in the nursing homes and the dog could be put to practical use in the elderly nursing care, particularly in working with patients suffering from dementia. Dog- assisted care was perceived lead to increased well- being, reduce stress and aggression, provide increased pleasure and appetite. The interaction with the dog stimulated activity, both physically mentally and verbally. There were hardly any allergies among the elderly, perhaps because their environment previously consisted in a close animal contact. The nurses experienced that the current number of dogs were too few in relation to demand, and that the dog- assisted care of elderly could be made more effective, if a better structure were to be put up, for goals and the monitoring of the actions taken. Conclusion: The nurses' experienced that dog- assisted care of elderly also contributed to the nurses' care, because the dog made the work- situation easier and had a calming influence on the patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , p. 30
Keyword [en]
dementia, dog, elderly care, experienses, nursing
Keyword [sv]
demens, hund, omvårdnad, upplevelser, äldreomsorg
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14523Archive number: SSKHk10- 34OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-14523DiVA, id: diva2:629156
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-16 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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