Background: Within healthcare situations constantly occurs situations where patients' fear is in focus, and the ability to ease fear need to be improved. To create more favorable conditions to ease the fear it is important to understand the base of the phenomenon. Aim: The aim was to describe nursing students´ perception of how patients' fears can be eased. Method: The study was conducted on nursing students and data were collected from four focus interviews. The material was analyzed by a content analysis. Results: The results are presented on three themes: "Identifying the fear of the patient", "To face those who are afraid" and "Overview of what is happening together with the patient." Discussion: In order to ease the fear, the fear must be identified which can be done in a good meeting where health professionals´ sensitivity is of great importance. In the meeting, the nursing staff have the opportunity to prepare the patient so that he or she should be able to cope with their situation. Conclusion: Health professionals need to have the sensitivity and the ability to identify and ease the fear that the patient experience.
|Date of Award||2013-Feb-20|
|Supervisor||Johanna Norén Jonasson (Supervisor) & Liselott Jakobsson (Examiner)|
- Study Programme in Nursing
- 15 HE credits
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Medical and Health Sciences (3)