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In the hands of formal caregivers: older patients' expereinces of care across the perioperative period for hip and knee replacements
Dept of NVS, Div of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet. (-)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
Dept of NVS, Div. of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet.
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, ISSN 1878-1241, Vol. 14, no 2, 96-108 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Summary

 

Total joint replacements of the hip or knee have become standard surgical

procedures and lately more focus has been placed on the patient’s perspective.

 

 

Aim:

 

The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of care from all formal

carers before, during, and after joint replacement surgery of the hip or knee.

 

 

Study design:

 

A qualitative longitudinal design was chosen to capture the

patients’ experiences from the time they were placed on the waiting list until

one year after the operation. Analysis revealed that, initially, the operation itself

was regarded as the key for reaching the goal of independence in every-day life.

Patients became aware that all care related to the operation was essential. The

meaning of care from formal carers appeared to be: wanting to be ‘in safe hands’

with competent formal carers across the entire perioperative period for the

replacement surgery.

 

 

Conclusion:

 

Our findings indicate that for a good outcome care characterized by

continuous guidance from formal carers with expert knowledge of care and joint

replacement surgery (competent) was necessary for patients to feel that they were

‘in safe hands’ across the perioperative period. This requires organisation of care

that can offer guidance across the perioperative period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 14, no 2, 96-108 p.
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Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences; Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-10059DOI: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2010.01.002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-10059DiVA: diva2:388226
Available from: 2011-01-17 Created: 2011-01-17 Last updated: 2013-04-11Bibliographically approved

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