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BACKGROUND Many studies have focused on reflection and the advantages that can be gained from the practice of reflection among Registered Nurses (RNs) but, what are the implications of the nurses' reflections, what do they reflect about, and how do they deal with their reflections? AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe the RNs'(More)
RATIONALE The professional identity and experiences of nurses have been focused upon in different studies AIM This is a longitudinal study whose aim was to understand how nurses experience the meaning of their identity as nurses, when they are students and nurses 2 years after graduation. DESIGN Data were collected through interviews once a year during(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports have shown that skin-to-skin care immediately after vaginal birth is the optimal form of care for full-term, healthy infants. Even in cases when the mother is awake and using spinal analgesia, early skin-to-skin contact between her and her newborn directly after cesarean birth might be limited for practical and medical safety(More)
AIM   This paper is a report of a study of illuminating the meaning of 'learning to live with diabetes' 3 years after being diagnosed. BACKGROUND   A changed situation, for example, in relation to living with diabetes, raises a need to understand. How time for experience contributes to this learning process for people living with diabetes is not yet well(More)
AIM To describe supervisors' experiences of supervising nursing staff who care for older people in order to develop an understanding of the opportunities and limitations involved in supervision. BACKGROUND Little is known of what group supervision of nursing staff means for the supervisor, particularly in regards to care of the old. METHODS A reflective(More)
Older persons with mental disorders represent a vulnerable group of people with extensive and complex needs. The older population is rapidly increasing worldwide and, as a result of deinstitutionalization in mental health care, older persons are remaining at home to a greater extent. Although they constitute a large proportion of the population, older(More)
In the autumn of 1993, a new system of nursing education started in Sweden. A questionnaire was sent to the presidents of all the colleges of nursing, health and the caring sciences, and questions were asked about the part played by gerontology and geriatrics in the new curricula. The responses showed a considerable variety in the amounts of theoretical and(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to illuminate the complex interaction between person and their life world during the burnout development period. BACKGROUND Burnout is a construct describing the psychological state resulting from ineffective strategies for coping with enduring stress in both client and non-client work. Role conflict and role ambiguity, or(More)
BACKGROUND The work context is important for the development of Registered Nurses' skills and identity as professionals, but the work context and organization can also hinder their professional development. AIM This paper reports a study whose purpose was to understand the meaning of Registered Nurses' narratives of their work experience 5 years after(More)
Older people admitted to hospital often develop acute temporary confusion. Earlier studies have focused on problems in providing care to the confused, causes of the confusion and the key aspects of caring. The aims of this study were to describe, from a nursing perspective, how older people experienced the phenomenon of temporary confusion and to describe(More)