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Nurses’ Conception of their Role in Acupuncture Therapy in a Clinic in Chengdu, China: An empirical study investigating the nurses’ role in a Chinese setting
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sjuksköterskors uppfattning om sin roll i akupunkturterapi på en klinik i Chengdu, Kina : En empirisk studie av sjuksköterskors roll i en kinesisk kontext (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment. It is difficult to know what role the nurse performs during acupuncture in Sweden since no guidelines exist. Indications that patients appreciate receiving acupuncture justifies investigating nurses’ work in China. Good practice may be uncovered that could provide the basis for understanding, defining and promoting the nurses’ role in acupuncture in other countries.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the nurses’ conception of their role in acupuncture therapy in an acupuncture clinic in Chengdu, China.

Method: A descriptive qualitative study. Data collection by methodological triangulation from observations and interviews.

Result: Results show that the role of the nurse is to perform practical procedures, support patients and have responsibility for hygiene.

Conclusion: Nurses have an important role in acupuncture therapy to carry out treatment as well as caring for the patients and treating them as individuals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Acupuncture, China, Chengdu, Nurses’ role, Alternative therapies
Keyword [sv]
Akupunktur, sjuksköterskans roll
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42644OAI: diva2:934121
External cooperation
Bing Zheng Tang, Chengdu, PRC
Subject / course
Nursing Science
Educational program
Study Programme in Nursing (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-06-09Bibliographically approved

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