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Omvårdnad vid förstoppning hos dementa personer: undersköterskors och vårdbiträdens reflektioner
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Constipation is a common problem for people with dementia and it may result in discomfort, suffering and lower quality of life. Nurses in municipal nursing homes have difficult to observe and prevent these problems because they do not participate in the daily caring work. The aim of this study was to illustrate the nurse assistants’ reflections about the care they gave people with dementia and constipation. Main questions vas how they became aware of such problems and what they did when someone had problem with constipation. It also asked about their methods to prevent constipation and if they thought anything could be done better in the future. The method used was a qualitative interview study. The study included eight nurse assistants who worked in municipal nursing homes for people with dementia. The interviews where tape recorded, then written and analysed with a phenomenological method. The result illustrate how the nurse assistants used their sense for observing and their personal feelings to share the experience with the person. This gave trust and renders possibility to get knowledge and also gave opportunity to prevent problems and give help, in a way that not reduced dignity for the person. Bowel control, fluid, food and the possibility to get out for a walk was important. It was also important to have enough time for sharing reflections. Small units gave possibility to personal knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2007. , 36 p.
Keyword [sv]
Constipation, bowel care, dementia, prevention, nursing, caring.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-2907OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:2907DiVA: diva2:518287
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Medicine
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Available from: 2007-08-13 Created: 2007-08-13 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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