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Nurses Experiences of Providing Comfort to Patients that Have Lost their Relatives to AIDS
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Benner states that people turn to nurses for another kind of comfort than they may receive from other professions. Watson believes that nurses need to look into the patient's experiences to be able to provide the precise comfort for the unique situation. The aim of this study is to describe how the South African nurses view the concept of comfort and how they provide comfort to patients who have lost their relatives due to AIDS. The researchers used a qualitative content analysis as the method of research for the study. The most striking difference between the north's and south's ways of viewing comfort concerned material comfort The basic human needs not were viewed as a comfort-issue in the north.

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2005. , 26 p.
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Nursing, Comfort, South Africa, Emotional Comfort, Hands-on Action Comfort, Material Comfort
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-4952Local ID: diva2:832306
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2006-11-23 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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