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Meaning of dependency on care as narrated by nurses
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 17, no 1, 84-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is part of an ongoing study aimed at illuminating the meaning of dependency on care. The aim of this particular study is to illuminate the meaning of the phenomenon 'dependency on care' as narrated by nurses. Interviews with 20 nurses were conducted, tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. A phenomenological-hermeneutic approach was used to interpret the data. The meaning of dependency on care is revealed as laborious for both patients and nurses. The nurses' text discloses that for patients, dependency on care is a miserable loss of self-determination and self-worth. Nurses appear to be moved by dependents' difficult life and want to do whatever they can for the dependent. Dependency on care is a burdensome responsibility for nurses. For nurses dependency on care is revealed as evoking feelings of guilt and insufficiency and of being constantly concerned and worried. It is to struggle to be patient and understanding, having the arduous task of putting oneself into the dependent patients' shoes in order to cope with the demanding task of balancing between helping and not helping too much. The interpretation discloses, however, that nurses distinguish between easy and trying dependency on care. The understanding indicates that when they meet 'good' patients, nurses reappraise the situation, transform it into something new and meaningful, that is dependency on care is disclosed as 'easy to take'. When coming across'difficult' patients dependency on care is disclosed as trying. It seems that within the unique nurse-patient relationship patients may participate in such a way as to facilitate or inhibit nurses in finding meaning in the immediate caregiving situation. Nurses' evaluations of what constitutes a 'good' or a 'difficult' patient, respectively, seem to play an important role in distinguishing between dependency on care that is easy and that which is trying. The result is viewed through an existential paradigm and there is also reflection about what nurses perceive as valuable qualities in patients which might influence the quality of care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2003. Vol. 17, no 1, 84-91 p.
Keyword [en]
dependency, carenurse–patient relationship, interview, phenomenological-hermeneutics
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32260DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-6712.2003.00213.xPubMedID: 12581300OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-32260DiVA: diva2:302253
Available from: 2010-03-05 Created: 2010-03-05 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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1. Beroende av vård: innebörden av fenomenet som det visar sig genom patienters, deras anhörigas och vårdares berättelser
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beroende av vård: innebörden av fenomenet som det visar sig genom patienters, deras anhörigas och vårdares berättelser
2002 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2002. 76 p.
Series
Umeå University medical dissertations, ISSN 0346-6612 ; 768
Keyword
dependency, care, interview, phenomenological-hermeneutics, Sjuksköterska-patientrelationer, Omvårdnad, Omvårdnadsforskning
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Nursing
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urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94104 (URN)91-7305-163-2 (ISBN)
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2002-01-25, Vårdvetarhuset, Aulan, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 09:00
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Diss. (sammanfattning) Umeå : Umeå universitet, 2002

Available from: 2014-11-19 Created: 2014-10-03 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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