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'A little good with the bad': Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients' perspectives onself-care: A phenomenological approach
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7777-2672
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
2018 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increased knowledge is needed about what self-care means from the patients’ perspective, especially since the patient population with type 2 diabetes has been rising. The aim was to describe self-care, as experienced by patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. This study adopted a phenomenological approach. Eight patients were interviewed. A combination of photos and interviews were used. The essential meaning of self-care was found to be an existential struggle that evokes feelings of being in-between one’s old unhealthy life and a new healthier one. In this in-between condition, tension exits between contradictorily emotions of anxiety, hopelessness and hope. This struggle also means questioning one’s identity. It is important that diabetes nurses create an opening for reflection and dare to challenge their patients to reflect on this existential struggle.

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2018.
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lived experiences, newly diagnosed, phenomenology, reflective lifeworld research, self-care, type 2 diabetes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14344DOI: 10.1177/2057158518775319OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-14344DiVA, id: diva2:1220652
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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