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The meaning of social adaptation after solid organ transplantation
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden ; Department of Transplantation and Cardiology, Skåne University Hospital, Sweden.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. (Äldre och långvariga hälsoproblem, Older Adults and Long-Term Health Problems)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9423-9378
The Transplant Centre, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden.
The Transplant Centre, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden ; The Sahlgrenska Academy Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 62-67Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study was to investigate the meaning of social adaptation among solid organ transplant recipients one year after transplantation. We analysed in-depth interviews from 16 solid organ transplant recipients by means of phenomenological hermeneutics. The informants comprised 11 men and five women with a mean age of 54 years, who had received a kidney, a liver or a heart. We found the organ recipients adjusted their everyday life in order to adapt socially and achieve a normal everyday life. The meaning of social adaptation comprised six main themes revealed by one structural analysis: being restricted, changing habits, re-evaluating one’s body image, redesigning life expectations and life goals, enjoying and expanding the social network and being disappointed in others. We conclude that the core meaning of social adaptation is living a normal life. Social support can be emotional or instrumental and is highly valued when it helps the organ recipient to adapt and achieve normality.

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Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 36, no 2, p. 62-67
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11665DOI: 10.1177/0107408315603915OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-11665DiVA, id: diva2:867868
Available from: 2015-11-06 Created: 2015-11-06 Last updated: 2023-09-12Bibliographically approved

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