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"Ibland hjälper han mig mer än vad alla ni i personalen gör.": Hur djur i vården påverkar välbefinnandet hos personer med långvarig ohälsa. En litteraturstudie
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Sometimes he helps me more than all you staff people do." : How animals in healthcare affect the well-being of people with long-term illness. A literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Animals have been shown to have a positive effect on people. The nursing science approach says that a person can experience well-being despite illness. The positive attributes of animals can be used in health care to help ill people experience well-being. An animal-assisted intervention can be a form of activity or therapy involving pets (AAA / AAT) or horses (EAT).

Aim: The purpose of this study was to elucidate how animals in health care promote well-being for people with long-term illness.

Methods: Literature review based on fourteen original scientific articles, with both qualitative and quantitative approach.

Results: The compilation of the results led to four main categories with two subcategories respectively. These were: Physical aspects with subcategories Physical well-being and Bodily functions; Psychic aspects with subcategories Psychic well-being and Reduced psychiatric symptoms; Existential aspects with subcategories Quality of Life and Safety; Social Aspects with subcategories Social behavior and Relationships.

Discussions: Review and discussion of the selected method. Discussion of the results with the selected theoretical framework: Antonovsky's theory of Sense of Coherence (SOC) and the salutogenic approach. The results were discussed based on the concepts of comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Animal-assisted intervention, Animal-assisted activity, Animal-assisted therapy, Equine-assisted therapy, Long-term illness, Well-being
Keyword [sv]
Djurunderstödd intervention, Djurunderstödd aktivitet, Djurunderstödd terapi, Hästunderstödd terapi, Långvarig ohälsa, Välbefinnande
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-2599OAI: diva2:689395
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Available from: 2014-01-22 Created: 2014-01-20 Last updated: 2016-01-21Bibliographically approved

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