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Äldre patienters upplevelser av sjuksköterskans beröring
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Older patients’ experiences of nurses’ touch (English)
Abstract [sv]

Vid åldrandet försämras den verbala kommunikationen och kroppslig beröring blir en viktig del i kommunikation med andra. Syftet med denna litteraturstudie var att identifiera vilka faktorer som påverkar den äldre patientens upplevelse av sjuksköterskans beröring. Beröring har två olika dimensioner, en instrumentell och en affektiv. Äldre patienter upplever instrumentell beröring som nödvändig, medan den affektiva beröringen upplevs som spontan. Resultatet visar att sjuksköterskans kön och ålder har en betydelse för hur äldre patienter upplever beröring. Både kvinnliga och manliga patienter föredrar kvinnliga sjuksköterskor. Det finns både säkra och osäkra zoner som kunde beröras. De säkra zonerna var händer, axlar och underben och de osäkra zonerna var intima delar. Mild massage har positiva effekter på äldre patienter som t.ex. förbättrad sömn, mindre smärta och oro. Äldre patienter upplevde både positiva och negativa känslor när de blev berörda av sjuksköterskan. När sjuksköterskan var kompetent och försiktig kände de välbefinnande i motsats till när sjuksköterskan var stressad eller hårdhänt då de upplevde smärta och oro

Abstract [en]

When a person gets older their verbal communication becomes poor and the use of touch becomes an important way to communicate. The purpose of this literature review was to identify which factors that has a meaning of how older patients experience touch. Touch has different dimensions, such as instrumental and affective or expressive. Older patients’ experiences instrumental touch as necessary but affective as something spontaneous. Results show that the gender and age of the nurse influence older patients’ perception of touch. Both female and male patients prefer a female nurse. There are safe zones and unsafe zones that can be touched. The safe zones are hands, shoulders and lower legs. The unsafe zones are intimate parts of the body. Gentle massage has positive effects in older patients’ for example giving them improved sleep, less pain and anxiety. The older patients experiences both positive and negative feelings when they were touched by a nurse. When the nurse showed competence and was sensitive they felt well-being, in opposite way when the nurse was stressed or rough they felt pain and became worried.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: Högskolan i Skövde , 2008. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
touch, nurse, patient, experiences, factors
Keyword [sv]
beröring, sjuksköterska, patient, upplevelser, faktorer
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-560OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-560DiVA: diva2:2945
Presentation
(English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2008-01-22 Created: 2008-01-22 Last updated: 2009-09-28

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