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Distriktssköterskors och sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att arbeta inom primärvårdens akutflöde: En intervjustudie
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
Sustainable development according to the University's criteria is not relevant for the essay/thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Primary care faces the challenge of developing an easily accessible and effective health care system to meet the needs of the population and to fulfill the care guarantee. Teamwork with satisfactory communication can provide more efficient work and good results for patients. In Gävleborg County, three healthcare centers have started a joint emergency care, where collaboration in teams should optimize resources.

Aim: The aim of the this study was to describe district nurses and nurses' experiences of working in the emergency care of primary care.

Method: The study had a qualitative approach and a descriptive design. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and was analyzed with qualitative content analysis.

Main result: The interviews resulted in three categories: The teamwork in the emergency care, Changes with a new way of working and Challenges in working with the emergency care. The categories describe district nurses 'and nurses' experiences of a team-based approach where collaboration and accessibility facilitate work and make it effective. The categories also describe challenges in working with the emergency care that led to difficulties in work and shortcomings for the patient.

Conclusion: District nurses and nurses in the present study described that the work in primary emergency care was an effective teamwork with satisfactory cooperation and communication between professions. Advantages of the method were accessibility to get advice and support from others and not to be alone. Challenges and difficulties emerged in the work that affected both the working group and the patients. The result in the study give an insight into a common approach of emergency care in the primary care based on the experience of district nurses and nurses. The result in the study can hopefully lead to development and improvement of working methods within emergency care in the primary care.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
district nurse, emergency care, person-centred nursing, primary care, teamwork.
Keywords [sv]
distriktssköterskor, sjuksköterskor, primärvård, akutflöde, teamarbete, kommunikation, personcentrerad vård
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30430OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-30430DiVA, id: diva2:1342787
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Caring science
Educational program
Specialist nursing – master’s programme (one year)
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Available from: 2019-09-09 Created: 2019-08-14 Last updated: 2019-09-09Bibliographically approved

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