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Att vara i en intensivvårdsmiljö: patientens perspektiv
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a special unit for patients who is in the need for emergency life-sustaining measures and every patient has complex medical- technical equipment. The experiences of a critical illness and the needs of critical care are experienced in different ways. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences from patients in the ICU and how this experience has an influence on the patients. The method was a study of literature with a qualitative inception based on eight scientific articles and the analysis of content has been inspired by Graneheim and Lundman (2003). The result of the study is presented by four categories: to loose the ability to make themselves understood, to be forced to adjust to the environment of caring, to have the lack of connection with reality and to be in an intensive care environment, The results showed that patients in the ICU are affected by the attitude from the staff, the equipment around them as well as the sounds and lights in the environment there. The patient experience for example uneasiness, anxiety, difficulties in communication and sleep during their stay at the ICU.

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2006. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
intensive care unit, the patient, experiences, study of literature
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5172Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex32AA3D07CAE2C876C125724400500DBFOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-5172DiVA: diva2:832537
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Medicine
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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2006-12-14 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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