Patients as 'Safeguard' and Nurses as 'Substitute' in Home Health Care

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Patients as 'Safeguard' and Nurses as 'Substitute' in Home Health Care
Author(s) Öresland, Stina ; Määttä, Sylvia ; Norberg, Astrid ; Lützén, Kim
Date 2009
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One aim of this study was to explore the role, or subject position, patients take in the care they receive from nurses in their own home. Another was to examine the subject position that patients say the nurses take when giving care to them in their own home. Ten interviews were analysed and interpreted according to a discourse analytical method. The findings show that patients constructed their subject position as ‘safeguard’, and the nurses’ subject position as ‘substitute’ for themselves. These subject positions provided the opportunities, and the obstacles, for the patients’ possibilities to receive care in their home. The subject positions described have ethical repercussions and illuminate that the patients put great demands on tailored care.
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Publisher Sage
Host/Issue Nursing Ethics;2
Volume 16
ISSN 0969-7330
Pages 219-30
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) discourse analysis
ethical repercussions
home-based nursing care
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursing
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