At være en del af et fællesskab: – Oplevelsen af medpatienters betydning under indlæggelse i Joint Care-forløb
- Side: 12-21
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-03-26
- Publisert: 2009-11-03
This article explores, how patients experience the meaning of fellow patients in Joint Care tracks, based on four qualitative interviews. Applying van Manens phenomenological- hermeneutical approach one dominating theme appears: Joining a fellowship and living up to this. And three subthemes: To be known in an unknown world, to be understood by peers and to balance between selfishness and charity. The patients felt a unique contact to fellow patients and felt safe with the known fellow patients. According to this the understanding among patients made the natural modesty insignificant, which points out, in respect to nursing, that privacy in the shared space needs a review. As well as the fellowship was a positive experience, the patients experienced that they were seen as a team and not as individuals which could make them feel overlooked. Therefore the study recommends an increased reflection on the view of patients in Joint Care tracks.