The meaning of receiving help from home nursing care
2013 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 20, no 7, 737-747 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of receivinghelp from home nursing care for the chronically ill, elderly personsliving in their homes. The study was carried out in Norway.Data were collected by narrative interviews, analysed byphenomenological hermeneutic interpretations. Receiving help fromhome nursing care sometimes meant, “Being ill and dependent onhelp”. Other times it meant “Being at the mercy of help”. It couldalso mean, “Feeling inferior as a human being”. Sometimes help wasgiven by nurses who were respectful and proficient at caring for anelderly person, while at other times nurses seemed to be incompetentand worked with a paternalistic attitude without respect for privacy.Receiving help also meant the elderly wanted to be regarded andapproached as equal human beings, supported in the courage tomeet challenges in life.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 20, no 7, 737-747 p.
Autonomy; dignity; elderly persons; home nursing care; phenomenologic hermeneutic
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18317DOI: 10.1177/0969733013478959PubMedID: 23625732OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-18317DiVA: diva2:599882