Family members of patients with severe burns: Experiences during care and rehabilitation
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The aim was to explore experiences of care and rehabilitation in family members of patients with burns. Ten semi-structured interviews analyzed using qualitative content analysis resulted in seven categories related to the care: Feeling distress, Receiving excellent care, Being treated in an insensitive way, Reluctance towards giving care, Being the hub of the family network, Feeling hope, and Being thankful. Six categories were related to rehabilitation: Ambiguous feelings, Difficulties after discharge, Being forced to take responsibility, Handling the situation, Gaining support and Being thankful. Although there are positive experiences during care, family members experience the time in hospital and after discharge as distressful and could benefit from being cared for in a more individualized way. Improved communication between caregivers and the family member may be important. Family members need to be included in the planning of care and support offered at discharge could ease the burden on these individuals.
burns, experience, family members, nursing, recovery
Nursing Psychiatry Surgery
Research subject Psychiatry; Caring Sciences in Medical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-208624DiVA: diva2:653996