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Translated title of the thesis: Opportunities and obstacles in communication difficulties: Nurses' experiences of communication with patients who suffers from aphasia
  • Ellen Glanz
  • Clara Johansson

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: Aphasia is a secondary injury following a stroke, which often leads to communication difficulties. Suffering from aphasia and not being able to understand or being understood can cause suffering for the patient but also to be reduced from participation in their care. Despite the communication difficulties, it is very important that the nurses work person-centred and that the patients are involved in their care. Aim: The aim was to illuminate nurses experience of what enables and hinders communication with patients who suffers from aphasia. Method: The study is a general literature review based on seven qualitative articles and three articles with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The information search has been taken place in two different databases with focus on nursing. The quality of the articles was reviewed using HKR’s review template. The analysis followed Friberg’s (2017) three-step analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in two main categories: Enable communication with patients affected by aphasia and Obstacles in communication with patients affected by aphasia and four subcategories: The communication aids’ enabling of communication, Continuity enables communication, Time is not enough and Insufficient knowledge. Discussion: The method was discussed based on Shenton’s (2004) credibility concept: Reliability, verifiability, dependability and transferability. In the results discussion three findings are highlighted: The importance of time, The desire for education and Aids facilitate communication. These findings are discussed based on McCormack and McCance’s (2010) nursing model, Buber’s (1990) I-You theory and also from a society perspective.
Date of Award2022-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorFredrik Gasser (Supervisor) & Marina Sjöberg (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)


  • nurse
  • experience
  • communication
  • patients
  • aphasia

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