Astrid Karin Berland

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This study focused on work-related stress among nurses working with critically ill patients. The aim of the study was to examine the effects of work-related stress with regard to patient safety. The study uses a qualitative design based on focus group interviews with nurses who work with acute, critically ill patients in hospitals. Two regional hospitals(More)
Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been a priority in health care in recent decades. However, few studies have investigated EBP in primary care. The aim of this study was to explore the knowledge that nurses with a bachelor's degree use in their clinical practice of primary care. Focus group interviews were used. The sample consisted of 20 nurses in primary(More)
This paper examines the prevalence of multiple symptoms and the relationships between future expectations and multiple symptoms in a cross-sectional study of 100 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A questionnaire was used to examine the patients' symptoms of breathlessness, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, fatigue, and pain, and their(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore registered nurses' experiences of medication errors and patient safety in home care. BACKGROUND The focus of care for older patients has shifted from institutional care towards a model of home care. Medication errors are common in this situation and can result in patient morbidity and mortality. DESIGN An exploratory(More)
AIM To explore home-care nurses' experiences of patient safety in their delivery of home care to older clients. BACKGROUND High-risk organisations, such as the airline industry and the petroleum industry, have long been preoccupied with safety. Only recently has this also become a central theme in health care. METHOD Four focus group interviews with 20(More)
This study explored the sources of knowledge that intensive care nurses used in their daily nursing practice. It used a qualitative design based on four focus group interviews with 20 intensive care nurses, from four intensive care units in Norway. Data were analysed using systematic text condensation. The following condensed meaning units were identified:(More)
This study explored patient safety and falls, based on the experiences of home care nurses. Four focus group interviews were conducted with 20 home care nurses. The data were analyzed by content analysis. This study identified the following four themes: (i) patient safety was not viewed as primary prevention; (ii) the lack of investigation into causes of(More)
Shared decision-making has been described as allowing patients to gain more control over their life situation and feel less helpless. The aim of this systematic review was to describe the involvement of older patients in shared decision-making in community settings. In accordance with the systematic review method, a total of 2468 abstracts were read, after(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major health problem worldwide and is likely to increase during the next decades. Previous research indicates that nurses do not have sufficient knowledge to give optimal care for patients with COPD. The aim of this study was to explore experiences that primary care nurses had with an education programme(More)
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