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The Patient's View of Nursing Care after Hip Fracture.

Hommel, Ami LU ; Kock, Marie-Louise; Persson, Jeanette and Werntoft, Elisabet LU (2012) In ISRN Nursing 2012.
Abstract
Background:

The pathway for patients with a hip fracture described in this study is a fast track. Many studies have focused on prevention of various complications but, so far, the patient's view of nursing care has not been highlighted.



Aim:

The aim of the study is to illuminate the patient's view on nursing care when treated for a hip fracture.



Method:

Ten patients were interviewed. A content analysis design was conducted. Findings. From the analysis, four main categories emerged: waiting times; pain/pain relief and mobilisation; attitude/information and sense of security; complications.



Conclusion:

Patients generally felt satisfied with the... (More)
Background:

The pathway for patients with a hip fracture described in this study is a fast track. Many studies have focused on prevention of various complications but, so far, the patient's view of nursing care has not been highlighted.



Aim:

The aim of the study is to illuminate the patient's view on nursing care when treated for a hip fracture.



Method:

Ten patients were interviewed. A content analysis design was conducted. Findings. From the analysis, four main categories emerged: waiting times; pain/pain relief and mobilisation; attitude/information and sense of security; complications.



Conclusion:

Patients generally felt satisfied with the nursing provided. The staff created a feeling of security and showed interest and empathy for the patient. However, patients experienced a stressful waiting for surgery, and patients who developed confusion waited more than 24 hours for surgery. Therefore, waiting time must be decreased. Furthermore, patients' descriptions of a variety of pain problem show, for example, that good collaboration between the nurse and physiotherapist is critical for achieving good pain relief before mobilisation. Nursing staff need to be attentive and should elicit the patient's feelings through patient-focused communication in order to relieve anxiety about going home. (Less)
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10.5402/2012/863291
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  abstract     = {Background:<br/><br>
The pathway for patients with a hip fracture described in this study is a fast track. Many studies have focused on prevention of various complications but, so far, the patient's view of nursing care has not been highlighted. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Aim:<br/><br>
 The aim of the study is to illuminate the patient's view on nursing care when treated for a hip fracture. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Method:<br/><br>
Ten patients were interviewed. A content analysis design was conducted. Findings. From the analysis, four main categories emerged: waiting times; pain/pain relief and mobilisation; attitude/information and sense of security; complications. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Conclusion:<br/><br>
Patients generally felt satisfied with the nursing provided. The staff created a feeling of security and showed interest and empathy for the patient. However, patients experienced a stressful waiting for surgery, and patients who developed confusion waited more than 24 hours for surgery. Therefore, waiting time must be decreased. Furthermore, patients' descriptions of a variety of pain problem show, for example, that good collaboration between the nurse and physiotherapist is critical for achieving good pain relief before mobilisation. Nursing staff need to be attentive and should elicit the patient's feelings through patient-focused communication in order to relieve anxiety about going home.},
  articleno    = {863291},
  author       = {Hommel, Ami and Kock, Marie-Louise and Persson, Jeanette and Werntoft, Elisabet},
  issn         = {2090-5483},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Hindawi Publishing Corporation},
  series       = {ISRN Nursing},
  title        = {The Patient's View of Nursing Care after Hip Fracture.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/863291},
  volume       = {2012},
  year         = {2012},
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