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Being a non-urgent patient at an ECU: a strive to maintain personal integrity
2003 (English)In: Accident and Emergency Nursing, ISSN 0965-2302, E-ISSN 1532-9267, Vol. 11, no 1, 22-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
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The aim of this study was to analyse and describe experiences of being a non-urgent patient in an ECU (emergency care unit). Eleven non-urgent patients were interviewed. The research approach was inductive and interpretative. Seven tentative interpretations and an interpreted whole, i.e., an existential interpretation, revealed that the informants tried to be ‘good’ patients by not demanding much attention from nursing personnel, in an attempt to maintain good relations with the nurses in order to be assured of a positive reception. As health related problems jeopardise personal integrity, patients cannot afford the risk of being looked upon as inappropriate clients in the ECU.

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Churchill Livingstone , 2003. Vol. 11, no 1, 22-26 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7444DOI: 10.1016/S0965-2302(02)00135-2Local ID: 2320/7029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7444DiVA: diva2:888307
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