Den patientoplevede sammenhæng i et udrednings- og behandlingsforløb
- Side: 36-49
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-05-26
- Publisert: 2015-05-26
Background: Standardized work up plans of cancer patients was implemented to ensure coherent cancer pathways; however, research indicates that patients still experience their pathways as fragmented and incoherent. Aim: To identify what patients with esophageal, cardia, or gastric cancer consider important aspects of a cohesive cancer pathway. Methods: The study consists of field research based on observations and semi-structured interviews. Result: Four themes were identified: 1: The relation is important “It feels safe when you meet the same health care professional”. 2: Responsibility “You have to know exactly what you want or they take the lead. 3: Information “How do you know what to ask for?” 4: Cooperation “It was incredibly effective”. Conclusion: The study indicates that coordination of information and a single point of access through a health care professional allows for the involvement of the individual patient’s needs and ensures the patient’s experience of a coherent cancer pathway.