After colonic surgery: The lived experience of participating in a fast-track programme

@inproceedings{Norlyk2009AfterCS,
  title={After colonic surgery: The lived experience of participating in a fast-track programme},
  author={Annelise Norlyk and Ingegerd Harder},
  booktitle={International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being},
  year={2009}
}
Postoperative recovery can be accelerated and hospitalization reduced through fast-track programmes. However, documented knowledge is limited and primarily focusing on a medical perspective whereas the patients' perspective lacks documentation. This study describes the lived experience of participating in a fast-track programme after colonic surgery. Sixteen patients were interviewed twice. The interviews were analysed using a descriptive phenomenological approach. Participating in a fast-track… CONTINUE READING