Lars-Christer Hydén

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BACKGROUND The aim of discharge planning conferences (DPCs) is to co-ordinate resources and to enhance patient involvement in care in connection with relocation from hospital. DPCs can be characterized as institutional conversations, and are often executed as standard procedures, but the scientific basis for the activity is weak. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The(More)
This study is a contribution to the sparsely studied field of nurses' teleconsultations with frail elderly people. The aim was to describe how talk and interaction are accomplished and by what means problems are handled that emerge from the fact that the communication is conducted via videoconferencing techniques. Recordings were made of 22 sessions of(More)
Building on the research conducted on institutional communication, and the analysis of actual communication taking place in clinical settings, this study describes and highlights features of palliative care consultations and focuses on the distribution of discursive space (i.e., share of words, lengths of turns), occurring topics and conversational frames.(More)
AIMS This paper reports a study describing how patients, relatives and healthcare professionals dealt with the variety of problems and responsibilities that occur in discharge planning conferences and especially how they managed to do this given the institutional frame that surrounded the meeting. BACKGROUND In Sweden, the aim of a discharge planning(More)
The aim of this study was to ascertain whether suicide victims had ever been in contact with a primary health-care centre, a psychiatric out-patient treatment centre or any form of institutional psychiatric care, and whether there had been any change in such patterns over time. The results show an increase in the number of suicide victims seeking help from(More)
The disease trajectory of living with incurable cancer is characterized by increasing bodily deterioration and problems. In this paper, we have focused on the change in temporal awareness as manifested in the narrations of two men with hormone refractory prostate cancer and skeletal metastases as they approach death. The two men participated in in-depth(More)
How people with dementia collaborate with other people is an area in need of more research and conceptualizations. Collaboration introduces a number of new possibilities and demands concerning cognitive and linguistic abilities and it is suggested that a theoretical framework that emphasize that cognitive resources are not exclusively individual, but are(More)
In this article we show that persons with communicative disabilities are often involved in storytelling that does not necessarily conform to the conventional expectations of what constitutes a narrative. By analyzing the relationship between story and storytelling event, and the relation between what could be called the primary storyteller and the vicarious(More)