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Suicide and suicidal behaviour are serious public health problems which affect not only the suicidal person, but also the families and communities upset by such events. The Network for the Suicide Struck (NEFOS) provides postvention, which is the focussed provision of support to people affected by suicidal behaviour. Object: The aim of this study was to explore the psychosocial burden experienced by parents of a son or a daughter who had attempted suicide and to examine the experience of the parents receiving postvention. Method: Two focus groups with a total of 14 parents whose sons or daughters had attempted suicide and who subsequently received postvention. The transcribed data were subjected to qualitative analyses. Results: The parents were stigmatised, and their management of this stigma was a source of conflict among them. The postvention helped them develop new strategies for managing stigma and cooperating as parental teams. Conclusion: The postvention provided by NEFOS was experienced as both relevant and effective.
The purpose of this article is to illustrate how the temporal dimension of homeliness can create an understanding of institutional life. The data of the project originates from a small, ethnographic field study at an institution for people with alcohol abuse, including observations of everyday life as well as informal conversations and interviews with the residents and the staff of the institution. The data resulted in three main themes: 1) The temporary home, 2) The ideal of spending time actively, 3) Boredom – time is dragging. The study shows that each hour of the day in an institution is organized and that the staff find it important that the residents spend their time actively. This point to a particular institutional way of creating homes. At the same time, boredom is a condition of institutional life that affects each individual and their everyday life. In addition, several residents will be staying at the institution for an indefinite period of time – which makes it difficult to for the residents to regard the institution as their home.
Inadequate patient perspectives in nursing documentation may have negative consequences for the care of the patient. In particular, when caring for children with psychosomatic symptoms, the children’s own perspectives should be heard. This retrospective, observational study investigated the 11-15 year old, psychosomatic children’s perspectives in the nursing documentation on socio-demographic factors and four psychosocial categories: emotional, relational, school, and sleep. Data was collected from 30 nursing journals from a paediatric unit at a Danish university hospital. The study showed that the children’s perspectives appeared in less than half of the psychosocial documentations. The documentation of the sleep, school, and relational aspects varied greatly. The children’s perspectives on sleep aspects counted for 70.4 % of the documentation whereas the parents’ perspectives predominantly concerned school aspects. The documentation of relational aspects counted for less than 10 %. Children with psychosomatic symptoms are vulnerable and need special attention by nurses and other professionals. Guidelines for psychosocial documentation are needed to strengthen the quality of nursing documentation and care.
Science and research methods originated in the Norwegian nursing program in 2000. This article sheds light on the background of the subjects’ entries, as well as the guidelines and curricula for the subjects’ content in teaching practice. The methodical approach is document analysis from the perspective of Pierre Bourdieu’s reflexive theory of social practice. Main findings in the study were that science and research methodology arose as an extension of the government’s vision of rationalization and efficiency in the education system and health and social services. Subjects’ presentations in the common part of the curriculum form the basis of the subjects and will be used to evaluate research reports as the basis for an evidence-based professional practice, rather than reflecting on various theoretical and methodological approaches relevant to educational knowledge.
A study of patient satisfaction at Bispebjerg Hospital showed that areas such as user involvement and patient communication could be improved. To shed new light on existing work processes, practices, and communication in the Cardiology department, a patient feedback session was carried out. Patients with UAP or N-STEMI who underwent PCI at an invasive center during their hospitalization were invited to participate. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they were under the age of 65 and could speak and understand Danish. The aspects time and information were identified as significant for the patients’ experiences of their hospital stay. Knowing the time horizon of the hospital stay and gaining information appeared to contribute to creating unity and coherence for the individual. The paper describes the workflow for the organization of the session and the actions undertaken on the basis of the results from the session.