This study investigates coping with stress in professional care for the elderly. The study comprised ten semi-structured qualitative interviews with auxiliary nurses caring for the elderly. A number of general as well as context specific coping strategies was identified. The coping strategies are discussed in respect to asymmetrical caring relations, intentionality, process, and relational meaning.
This article is the second of two describing the process of creating a study. The study is dealing with the rehabilitation of women who have been treated for early stages of cancer cervix uteri.
The first article described the idea and progress of the study, co-operation with tutors, financing and carrying out the study in practice.
This article focusses on choosing a conceptual and analytic frame of the study, and on a description of methods. Furthermore ways to present and to implement the results of the study are suggested.
Basic stimulation is care for the patient as a whole person placing his well-being and his activity in the centre. Basic stimulation helps disabled people to experience themselves being in motion and to express themselves.
Encouragement of a fundamental confidence by means of individually accommodated rituals, repetitions, and personal offers of care is part of the core of basic stimulation. The patient plays an important role in his own development – in this connection nursing offers a framework for help to and often for support of this development.
Despite excellent nursing practice, one also finds that adverse nursing events, bad practice, and inadequate policies continue. A general failure to speak up with concerns can be usefully understood in terms of the psychological concept of „denial“ and an organisational culture of denial. Good quality nursing requires more than competent clinical skills. It requires the courage to speak up and raise concerns, thereby helping to influence policy and foster an organisational culture of openness. An awareness of the strategies of denial, and of the strategies of its opposite (openness), may enhance nursing.
Leadership in nursing is a disciplin based upon the core of clinical nursing and effort and responsibility are to establish the best conditions in nursing for the sake of the patients.
The focus is that leadership in nursing is to create results for the patients, the professional performance, employees and the organisation. Further to create a culture, which is able to create results and constantly to monitor and evaluate that the results are reached.
However a study among nursing leaders has shown that the competencies related to research, data analysis and application are valued as having the smallest impact for nursing leadership. Another study has showed that nursing leaders spent their time on staff management, administration and strategic management.
Students today constantly have to deal with an increasing amount of literature and therefore their information retrieval becomes a fundamental academic qualification. This article describes a recently established collaboration between a librarian and a teacher at The School of Nursing in Aarhus. The purpose is to point out some of the opportunities that lies within collaboration between teachers and librarians, when the goal is to increase the students ability to information retrieval.
It is assumed that communities of practice may be a way to improve clinical counselling. Communities of practice are described from Etienne Wenger’s idea of reification and participation. The article describes the problems of clinical counsellors in the light of a projekt dealing with the clinical counsellors’ need to improve the quality of there quidance.