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Nursing staff's perception of changes in patient transfer habits after a course - a phenomenological-hermeneutic study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm , Centrum för klinisk forskning i D län (CKFD).
2007 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 50, no 7, 1017-1025 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of the study was to illuminate nursing staff's perception of changes after a course in patient transfer. The learning process took the form of self-experience focusing on the manner of supporting the patient to move independently. A total of 20 participants, who had answered a previously administered questionnaire, were chosen for interviews. The themes concerned the meaning of changing transfer habits. A phenomenological-hermeneutic analysis method showed that changes focused on the patient's body, the staff member's own body or cooperation with the patient. Awareness of one's own body and confidence in one's own ability seem to indicate differences in the manner of supporting the patient to move. The changes in transfer habits varied in content and meaning from person to person, depending on the focus during the transfer. These findings can contribute to an understanding of how change takes place after an educational intervention.

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2007. Vol. 50, no 7, 1017-1025 p.
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movement awareness, communication, change, patient transfer, intervention
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150848DOI: 10.1080/00140130701298073ISI: 000246544400004PubMedID: 17510820OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-150848DiVA: diva2:409073
Available from: 2011-04-07 Created: 2011-04-06 Last updated: 2011-04-07Bibliographically approved

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