Att dela rum
: patienters upplevelser av integritet vid vårdande på flerbäddssal

Translated title of the thesis: To share a room: patients' experiences of integrity during care in hospital units
  • Frida Dahlberg
  • Sara Rosénius

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: Physical and psychological environment has impact on patients' lifeworld when cared for in inpatient care. It is common that patients need to share room while staying in hospital. Describing patients' experiences of integrity when cared for in multi-patient hospital units can result in improved patient safety and quality of care. The nurse, with knowledge of person-centered care and with help of increased understanding of cohabitation and integrity, would be able to enable a safer and more qualitative hospital stay. Purpose: The aim was to describe patients’ experiences of integrity during care in hospital units. Method: A general literature review based on 10 scientific articles. Searches were performed in the databases Cinahl Complete and PubMed. Article review was done using Kristianstad University's review template for qualitative articles. The analysis process was carried out according to Friberg's (2022b) analysis model for general literature reviews. Result: The result comprised of three main categories with two subcategories each. The categories that emerged shows how deficient confidentiality, interpersonal interaction, and environment on multi-patient hospital units gives both positive and negative experiences depending on how integrity is affected. Discussion: The quality of the literature study was discussed based on the concepts; reliability, verifiability, dependability, and transferability (Shenton, 2004). In the results discussion, the authors have chosen to highlight from the categories: Deficient confidentiality and its consequences for privacy and The importance of interpersonal interaction. This includes highlighting both negative and positive aspects of integrity during care among other patients. The findings are discussed based on sustainability, societal perspective, the nurse's code of ethics and Ida Orlando's Deliberative Nursing Process Theory as an aid to improving knowledge for good care.
Date of Award2024-Jun
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorGunilla Andrén-Sandberg (Supervisor) & Erik Piculell (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)

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