Distriktssköterskors beskrivningar av sjukdomsförebyggande arbete i daglig verksamhet och strukturella förutsättningar för detta arbete: [District nurses’ perceptions of their preventive work and structural conditions for this work]
2015 (Swedish)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593, Vol. 35, no 2, 77-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background There is much research about district nurses’ preventive work, effects of it and their perceptions of the preventive work. Less is known about how district nurses perceive their preventive work in relation to structural conditions for this work.
Aim The aim was to describe district nurses’ perceptions of their preventive work in daily practice; and structural conditions for this using Kanter’s theory of structural empowerment.
Methods Interviews were conducted 2012 with nine Swedish district nurses. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.
Findings The analysis resulted in one theme; ‘To experience stimulation versus frustration; a consistency versus a discrepancy between will and structural conditions’. District nurses who worked with specialized tasks felt that they mostly had the structural conditions required to work in a preventive manner and that they could prioritize which unhealthy living habits to discuss with their patients. District nurses without specialized tasks described that their structural conditions for preventive work was limited in the present streamlined organization. This in turn led to a feeling of frustration.
Conclusion Preventive work is described as stimulating when district nurses have the conditions required, yet the conditions required are sometimes lacking and especially for district nurses without specialized tasks. There is a will to work in a preventive manner but structural conditions need to be improved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 35, no 2, 77-84 p.
district nurses, lifestyles, prevention, structural conditions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18647DOI: 10.1177/0107408315569122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-18647DiVA: diva2:774797