What Couples Choose to Focus on During Nurse-led Family Health Conversations When Suffering Stroke
2015 (English)In: International journal for human caring, ISSN 1091-5710Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to illuminate which topics 2 couples, ages younger than 65 years old, where 1 partner has suffered a stroke, choose to focus on when participating in nurse-led family health conversations. Six conversations were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed by qualitative content analysis. Three categories emerged illustrating that the couples choose to talk about how they were affected on a personal and family level and, moreover, the importance of support within and outside the family. The altered way of living involved distressed feelings, gratitude, and hopes. This study highlights the importance of nurses viewing the family as a unit.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
cerebrovascular disorder, family health conversations, family systems nursing, spouses, stroke
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132082DOI: 10.20467/1091-5710-19.2.22OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132082DiVA: diva2:1078127