Befriending Everyday Life When Bringing Technology Into the Private Sphere

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Befriending Everyday Life When Bringing Technology Into the Private Sphere
Author(s) Lindberg, Catharina ; Fagerström, Cecilia ; Willman, Ania ; Sivberg, Bengt
Date 2016
English abstract
We present the findings of our phenomenological interview study concerning the meaning of being an autonomous person while dependent on advanced medical technology at home. This was elucidated in the participants’ narratives as befriending everyday life when bringing technology into the private sphere. We discovered four constituents of the phenomenon: befriending the lived body, depending on good relationships, keeping the home as a private sphere, and managing time. The most important finding was the overall position of the lived body by means of the illness limiting the control over one’s life. We found that the participants wanted to be involved in and have influence over their care to be able to enjoy autonomy. We therefore stress the importance of bringing the patients into the care process as chronic illness will be a part of their everyday life for a long time to come, hence challenging patient autonomy.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732315627428 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Sage
Host/Issue Qualitative Health Research;
ISSN 1552-7557
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) advanced home care
autonomy
decision making
ethics
Giorgi
interviews
phenomenology
qualitative
technology
medical
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20585 (link to this page)

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