Can participation in documentation influence experiences of involvement in care decision-making?
2013 (English)In: Open Nursing Journal, ISSN 1874-4346, Vol. 7, no 1, 66-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Patients have the right to influence the care they receive, but their wish to participate in care decision-making is unclear.
This study investigates whether participation in nursing documentation influences patient participation in care decision-making, mastery, self-esteem, empowerment and depressive feelings among adult in-patients with chronic disease.
MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY:
Adult patients (n=39) with chronic diseases were randomized. The intervention group participated in nursing documentation. Upon departure, patients filled in questionnaires about participation in care decision-making, mastery, self-esteem, empowerment and depressive feelings.
The majority of the patients preferred a collaborative or passive role regarding care decision-making. Lack of knowledge was one reason for non-participation. Having been diagnosed more than five years previously meant stronger empowerment.
It is a challenge for nurses to find strategies to assess patients' wishes regarding participation in care decision-making. Nurses must support patients' knowledge of their disease and empowerment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bentham Open , 2013. Vol. 7, no 1, 66-72 p.
Care decision-making, empowerment, knowledge, nursing documentation, participation, well-being.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95900DOI: 10.2174/1874434620130516002PubMedID: 23802031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95900DiVA: diva2:639417