Patienters upplevelse av att vårdas i isolering: en litteraturöversikt
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients’ experience of being nursed in isolation : a literature review (English)
Background: Isolation care may be necessary when a patient is carrying infection or is being inflicted with disease that causes deficit immune system. Being isolated means that the patient is in a confined space and may stay only there. Even in ancient times, people discovered the importance of isolating people carrying an infection from the rest of society. According to the Infectious Diseases Act, patients should be isolated in order to reduce the spread of infection both from the patient to the surroundings as well as the opposite. Isolation care can be psychologically stressful for some patients. They feel alone and abandoned, which eventually leads to suffering for patients. The increased prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria has set high standards in health care because it is challenging to care for patients isolated to reduce the spread. Aim: The aim was to illustrate patients’ experience of being nursed in isolation. Methods: a literature review with qualitative approach based on ten health science articles. The articles were analyzed using Friberg (2012) study analysis. Results: The literature review revealed four themes; difference experience of being isolated in an alien environment and needs of communication and information, feelings of alienation, the need for the presence and proximity of kin and staff. The results showed that patients experienced isolation care both negative and positive, depending on whether patients had previous experience of isolation care and the information they received from staff. Common in all patients was that isolation care contributed to a feeling of loneliness. The results showed that patients lacked staff attendance and touch which had great significance for the relief of the negative feelings. Discussion: The discussion highlights the importance of the patients socializing with other people, patient participation, and the importance of information and communication. With the nurse's awareness of patients' experience of isolation care he/she can help the patient and provide good care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
Isolation, infection, hospital, patient, experience, social
isolering, infektion, sjukhus, patienter, upplevelse, social
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-3962OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-3962DiVA: diva2:729703
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Söderlund, Mona, Lektor
Dunberger, Gail, Lektor