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Nursing panorama of patients with musculoskeletal injuries in Uganda using NANDA and NIC: An observational study
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Road traffic accidents are on the rise in low income countries and have a large socioeconomic impact on Uganda. In Uganda, the nurse-patient ratio is 50-100 patients per nurse which is higher than in Sweden, and the patients’ next-of-kin are involved to assist with nursing care. Victims of road traffic accidents demand a lot of nursing care but contextual limitations give patients different opportunities for recovery. A common nursing language, as NANDA and NIC, aim to make communication more efficient; ease work for the staff and make the care better for the patients. Setting: The study was conducted at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Method: Participant observation was used when observing the nursing care of 24 patients. Field notes were analyzed using manifest content analysis. Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the nursing panorama of patients with musculoskeletal injuries in their context. Result: The ratio between the ten most common diagnosis and interventions showed to be 222:59. The diagnostic span and the range of interventions varied according to if staff or next-of-kin performed the nursing of the patients. Conclusion: Using NANDA and NIC, revealed the next-of-kin in the study being responsible for nursing diagnoses and interventions.

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2012. , 37 p.
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Nursing care, Next-of-kin, Uganda, NANDA, NIC
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-222OAI: diva2:504021
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Available from: 2012-02-17 Created: 2012-02-17 Last updated: 2015-07-16Bibliographically approved

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