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Ovisshetens uttryck: En empirisk studie baserad på berättelser om ovisshet.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Many people within the health care system experience uncertainty. Uncertainty can be described as a feeling, a condition or as a phenomenon. Uncertainty is often associated with stress and an emotional burden among patients. It’s important for the nurse to have knowledge about the expressions of uncertainty to get a higher appreciation for the patients’ situation. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how uncertainty expresses itself among people in an uncertain situation. Method: The study was based on 20 narratives about uncertainty, written by students. A manifest content analysis was applied. Result: The study resulted in two main categories. The category The invisible expressions of uncertainty describes that many feelings aroused. Many thoughts and questions were also evoked whilst in uncertainty. In the category The visible and physical expressions of uncertainty the expressions appeared as varied behaviour and actions. The body also showed physical reactions. Conclusion: Many of the expressions of uncertainty have a negative impact on people and can therefore be seen as a threat against their wellbeing and health. Despite of the individual expressions of uncertainty, this study shows that uncertainty could be discovered among people. Increased participation and person-centred care could alleviate the uncertainty among patients.

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Inom vården upplever många människor någon gång ovisshet. Ovisshet kan beskrivas som en känsla, ett tillstånd eller som ett fenomen. Ofta är ovisshet associerat med stress och känslosam påfrestning för patienter. Som sjuksköterska är det därför viktigt att ha kännedom om hur ovisshet kan uttrycka sig hos personer för att få en ökad förståelse för patientens situation. Syftet: Syftet var att beskriva hur ovisshet kan uttrycka sig hos personer som befinner sig i en oviss situation. Metod: Studien baserades på 20 berättelser om ovisshet, skrivna av studenter. Berättelserna bearbetades genom manifest innehållsanalys. Resultat: Studien resulterade i två huvudkategorier. Kategorin Ovisshetens osynliga uttryck handlar om att många känslor föddes när personer var i ovisshet. Det framkom också att många tankar och frågor väcktes. I kategorin Ovisshetens synliga och fysiska uttryck framkom det att ovisshet kunde uttrycka sig som beteenden och handlingar, samt att kroppen reagerade fysiskt. Slutsats: Många av ovisshetens uttryck påverkar personer negativt och kan därför ses som ett hot mot personers välbefinnande och hälsa. Trots att ovisshet uttrycker sig individuellt visade studien att ovisshet skulle kunna upptäckas hos personer. Ökad delaktighet och personcentrerad omvårdnad skulle kunna lindra ovisshet hos patienter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
Uncertainty, expressions, narrative, care, nursing
Keyword [sv]
Ovisshet, uttryck, berättelser, omvårdnad
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12885OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-12885DiVA: diva2:746504
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Available from: 2014-11-06 Created: 2014-09-12 Last updated: 2014-11-06Bibliographically approved

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