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Patients' statements and experiences concerning receiving mechanical ventilation: a prospective video-recorded study
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
2012 (English)In: Nursing Inquiry, ISSN 1320-7881, E-ISSN 1440-1800, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 247-258Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

Patients' statements and experiences concerning receiving mechanical ventilation: a prospective video-recorded study Prospective studies using video-recordings of patients during mechanical ventilator treatment (MVT) while conscious have not previously been published. The aim was to describe patients' statements, communication and facial expressions during a video-recorded interview while undergoing MVT. Content analysis and hermeneutics inspired by the philosophy of Gadamer were used. The patients experienced almost constant difficulties in breathing and lost their voice. The most common types of communication techniques patients used were nodding or shaking the head. Their expressions were interpreted as stiffened facial expression, tense body position and feelings of sadness and sorrow. Nursing care for patients' conscious during MVT is challenging as it creates new demands regarding the content of the care provided. In caring for patients undergoing MVT while conscious, establishing a caring relationship, making patients feel safe and helping them to communicate seem to be most important for alleviating discomfort and instilling hope.

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. , 2012. Vol. 19, no 3, p. 247-258
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Vårdmiljö/intensivvård
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Nursing
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Integrated Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1655DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2011.00576.xISI: 000307387800007PubMedID: 22882507Local ID: 2320/12960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1655DiVA: diva2:869724
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-09-04Bibliographically approved

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