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The impact of medical technology on sense of security in the palliative home care setting
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
Center for Collaborative Palliative Care, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: British Journal of Community Nursing, ISSN 1462-4753, E-ISSN 2052-2215, Vol. 22, no 3, 130-135 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The increase in the use of medical devices in palliative home care requires that patients and next-of-kin feel secure. Therefore, the aim was to describe medical technology's impact on the sense of security for patients, next-of-kin and district nurses. Deductive content analysis was conducted on data from three previous studies, using the theoretical framework 'palliative home care as a secure base'. The use of medical technology was shown to have an impact on the sense of security for all involved. A sense of control was promoted by trust in staff and their competence in managing the technology, which was linked to continuity. Inner peace and being in comfort implied effective symptom relief facilitated by pain pumps and being relieved of responsibility. Health care professionals need to have practical knowledge about medical technology, but at the same time have an awareness of how to create and maintain a sense of security. 

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Mark Allen Healthcare , 2017. Vol. 22, no 3, 130-135 p.
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Deductive content analysis, Medical technology, Palliative home care, Secure base, Security
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35353DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.3.130PubMedID: 28252328Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85016178861OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35353DiVA: diva2:1088172
Available from: 2017-04-11 Created: 2017-04-11 Last updated: 2017-04-12Bibliographically approved

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