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Regaining normalcy in relatives of patients with pacemaker
Hälsohögskolan, Jönköping.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Hälsohögskolan, Jönköping .
2014 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 4, no 3, 139-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Patients with chronic diseases, such as those with pacemakers, have shown that they have a worsened well-being, which means an increased interest in investigating how relatives of patients with pacemakers experience their situations and how the disease affects their life situations. The aim of this study was to explore the main concerns for the relatives of patients with a pacemaker and how they resolve these issues. A classic grounded theory was used throughout the study for data collection and analysis. Interviews were conducted with ten participants. Striving for normalcy emerged as the main concern for relatives of patients with a pacemaker and was handled through a process of regaining normalcy where the relatives strive to find a way to live as normal as possible. Regaining normalcy is done through developing trustdwindling and finally life stabilizing, in which they are either holding back or new normalizing. Distinguishing signs are constantly done during the process to quickly notice possible symptoms of the patient. Increased knowledge and understanding of how the relatives of patients with a pacemaker regain normalcy can be used as a guide in order to support and inform the patient as well as their relatives in conjunction with implantation occasions but also in connection with recurring and lifelong follow-up occasions.

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2014. Vol. 4, no 3, 139-149 p.
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42610DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.43018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-42610DiVA: diva2:805625
Available from: 2015-04-15 Created: 2015-04-15 Last updated: 2015-04-16Bibliographically approved

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