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Unlicensed personnel's experiences of receiving and having a delegation in wound care

Brenner, Josefin LU and Kryhl, Petra LU (2015) DSKM50 20152
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Background: An increasing number of older persons are living in their own homes with complex illnesses. Therefore the demand for more and advanced nursing at home is increasing. District nurses (DN) in home nursing care delegate a number of tasks to unlicensed personnel (UP), such as wound care. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore unlicensed personnel’s experiences of receiving and having a delegation in wound care in home nursing care. Methods: A qualitative study with individual semi-structured interviews was conducted with 15 UP in home nursing care. Data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings: Four categories and 12 sub-categories were identified. Unlicensed personnel perceive the delegation in wound care as a... (More)
Background: An increasing number of older persons are living in their own homes with complex illnesses. Therefore the demand for more and advanced nursing at home is increasing. District nurses (DN) in home nursing care delegate a number of tasks to unlicensed personnel (UP), such as wound care. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore unlicensed personnel’s experiences of receiving and having a delegation in wound care in home nursing care. Methods: A qualitative study with individual semi-structured interviews was conducted with 15 UP in home nursing care. Data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings: Four categories and 12 sub-categories were identified. Unlicensed personnel perceive the delegation in wound care as a task demanding own responsibility, which they wanted to take, although the acceptance was seen as unavoidable. They viewed their competence in wound care as sufficient, but also requested more education and a more routine follow-up of their competence. The experience of receiving and having a delegation in wound care depends on relations with DNs, as well as colleagues and the patients, these personal relations have an impact on the collaboration. Wound care was seen as a motivating assignment to accept due to the positive outcomes it provided and also it being a task out of the ordinary. Conclusions: Delegation in wound care is a complex procedure in home nursing care where responsibility, competence, relations and motivation are prominent factors for the UP. (Less)
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author
Brenner, Josefin LU and Kryhl, Petra LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Olegitimerad personals erfarenheter av att få och inneha en delegering i sårvård
course
DSKM50 20152
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
unlicensed personnel, district nurse, delegation, wound care
language
English
id
8165293
date added to LUP
2015-11-16 15:25:10
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2015-12-14 13:21:37
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  abstract     = {Background: An increasing number of older persons are living in their own homes with complex illnesses. Therefore the demand for more and advanced nursing at home is increasing. District nurses (DN) in home nursing care delegate a number of tasks to unlicensed personnel (UP), such as wound care. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore unlicensed personnel’s experiences of receiving and having a delegation in wound care in home nursing care. Methods: A qualitative study with individual semi-structured interviews was conducted with 15 UP in home nursing care. Data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings: Four categories and 12 sub-categories were identified. Unlicensed personnel perceive the delegation in wound care as a task demanding own responsibility, which they wanted to take, although the acceptance was seen as unavoidable. They viewed their competence in wound care as sufficient, but also requested more education and a more routine follow-up of their competence. The experience of receiving and having a delegation in wound care depends on relations with DNs, as well as colleagues and the patients, these personal relations have an impact on the collaboration. Wound care was seen as a motivating assignment to accept due to the positive outcomes it provided and also it being a task out of the ordinary. Conclusions: Delegation in wound care is a complex procedure in home nursing care where responsibility, competence, relations and motivation are prominent factors for the UP.},
  author       = {Brenner, Josefin and Kryhl, Petra},
  keyword      = {unlicensed personnel,district nurse,delegation,wound care},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unlicensed personnel's experiences of receiving and having a delegation in wound care},
  year         = {2015},
}