Experiences of encounters with healthcare professionals

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dc.contributor.author Årestedt, Liselott sv
dc.contributor.author Persson, Carina sv
dc.contributor.author Benzein, Eva sv
dc.contributor.author Rämgård, Margareta en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-01T09:41:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-01T09:41:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2702 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24683
dc.description.abstract Aims and objectives: To describe and explore the experience of healthcare encounters in families living with chronic illness. Background: Living with chronic illness is a family concern and often includes frequent encounters with healthcare professionals. These encounters affect how persons with illness and family members handle everyday life. Disease-related explanations are perceived by healthcare professionals as being of higher importance than the actual experience of illness, even though patients are concerned with issues involving their everyday life. Design: A descriptive design with a qualitative approach. Methods: Narrative family interviews were conducted with twelve families, using a qualitative content analysis. Results: One main category was indicated following analysis, specifically “The impact of an accompanying family member.” Additionally, three subcategories were revealed; “The importance of collaboration,” “Mutual understanding,” “A desire to be confirmed in one’s illness”. Conclusions and relevance to clinical practice: Having a participating family member increased the sense of power in families during encounters with healthcare professionals. This participation constitutes a level of support, making it easier for families to handle everyday life due to illness. Family members are, in most cases, included in discussions and decisions, both before and after encounters, and it should be a natural for healthcare professionals to invite them to the encounter too. This is an offer that may not fit every family, but the person with illness or the family should at least have the opportunity to choose. en_US
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.subject family systems nursing en_US
dc.subject healthcare encounters en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Experiences of encounters with healthcare professionals en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Care Science (VV) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jocn.14126 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Journal of Clinical Nursing;3-4
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 27 en_US
dc.description.authorversion No en_US
dc.format.ePage 847
dc.format.sPage 836
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