[Experiences of patients and family members during the stay on a nursing unit]

Boinay, Franziska; Spichiger, Elisabeth (2007). [Experiences of patients and family members during the stay on a nursing unit]. Pflege - die wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Pflegeberufe, 20(5), pp. 278-84. Bern: H. Huber

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In 2004, the university hospital of Berne ran a pilot project with a Nursing Unit (NU). In this unit patients who no longer needed a close surveillance by physicians were cared for. They needed primarily complex professional nursing care which could not be provided by other hospitals, nursing homes, home care or family members. The nurses were responsible for the coordination of care. This qualitative study investigated experiences of patients and family members with the care concept of the NU. Thematically focused interviews were conducted with nine patients and five family members. Qualitative content analysis was used for data analysis. Results show that patients and family members mostly accepted the new care concept. They positively experienced the quiet and restful atmosphere, the patient-centred and continuous care by competent nurses, the education and the discharge planning. Some study participants reported missing information at the time of their transfer to the NU, insufficient assessments or unsuitable educational scripts. The study provides evidence to positive effects of a patient-centred care approach.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Medical Department Anna Seiler-House

UniBE Contributor:

Spichiger, Elisabeth






H. Huber




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Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:01

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:18

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26597 (FactScience: 73642)

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