"Barn är speciella" : Ambulanssjuksköterskors upplevelser av att vårda sjuka och skadade barn

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap

Sammanfattning:

 The aim of this study was to explore Swedish ambulance nurses experiences in caring for sick or wounded children.

Method: A qualitative interview study with a descriptive/ explorative design. The sample consists of 10 ambulance nurses, both men and women, with varying years within ambulance service. Trough unstructured questions the data was collected. The data was analyzed with qualitative content analysis.

Results: Compared to previous published studies the results of this study shows a broader perspective on ambulance nurses experiences in caring for sick or wounded children. The experiences were focused on following five categories:

o The character of the alarm

o The organization of the work

o The specific in the meeting and treating of a child in an ambulance

o Children who dies or suffer from a trauma

o To work in an ambulance and at the same time being a parent

Conclusion: It is always special to take care of a sick or wounded child. All the informer’s expressed that it is very special to take care of children because there are many aspects to take into consideration. The care of a child is special in both positive and negative senses.

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