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Patients with hip fracture: Experiences of participation in care
Hospital of Halland, Varberg, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in West Östergötland, Research & Development Unit in Local Health Care.
School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, ISSN 1878-1241, E-ISSN 1878-1292, Vol. 18, no 3, 143-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Health care staff are obliged to help patients participate in their care. Previous research has shown that information and relationships with staff are important factors for patients to feel involved. The aim of the study was to describe patients’ experiences of participation during hospitalization for hip fracture. Eleven patients being treated for hip fracture were included and data were collected using interviews. Analysis of the data was carried out through qualitative content analysis. The results illustrate that the experiences of participation are governed by the patient’s personal circumstances, needs and wishes and are affected by how responsive the staff are to these. Patients’ experience of participation is also affected by having to adapt to the health care organization and structure. To pursue individualized care, staff need to start from patient preferences and it is a challenge to adapt care to both the individual and the organization. By paying attention to patient preferences, the staff have a greater opportunity to implement changes in health care that will benefit a large patient population. This can lead to patients gaining better functional capacity and quality of life.

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Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 18, no 3, 143-150 p.
Keyword [en]
Hip fracture; Hospital care; Patient participation; Qualitative content analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126588DOI: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2013.08.017OAI: diva2:915703
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2016-04-20Bibliographically approved

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