Vårdpersonals erfarenheter av att bedriva vård utifrån ett personcentrerat förhållningssätt

Translated title of the thesis: Health professionals’ experiences with providing health care from a person-centered approach
  • Anna Hansson
  • Rebecka Thörn

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    Background: In 2015 municipalities and county administrative councils in Sweden concluded that, information and knowledge regarding person-centered care should be distributed through municipalities, county councils as well as local district administration for the purpose of implementation in health care. Person-centered care implies that the professional health care team and the patient should work in unison so that they may facilitate the care collectively. Objective: The object of the study was to illustrate the health professionals’ experiences with a person-centered approach to managing care. Method: Qualitative research through focus group interviews. Health professionals on a medical care unit where person-centered care practiced during a twelve month period were included. Four focus group interviews were conducted with various nursing assistants, registered nurses, doctors and a mixed group. The collected data was assessed with conventional qualitative content analysis. Results: The results from the four conducted focus group interviews were divided into five categories; Introduction and knowledge: The participant´s perception of the concept of person-centred care varied greatly and several participants considered themselves not knowing the meaning of person-centered care. Puls-board as a working tool: Puls-board and puls-rounds made the planning of patients clear and provided more structure in the work. Singular room and confidentiality; Participants felt that confidentiality was equated with person-centered care and that singular room was provided confidentiality.  Relationships and participation: The perception was that the patients were involved when they received information about their care and treatment. Teamwork, continuity and time: Continuity among staff and enough time to get to know the patients were prerequisites for working person-centred. Discussion: The results were discussed based on theoretical frameworks and models of person-centered care. Participants felt that confidentiality was the same as person-centred care. Confidentiality is not discussed in the models and frameworks for person-centred care. Conclusion: The conclusion of the study is that the health professionals’ considered their way of working person-centered as seen from their own point of view, and their knowledge of what the method entails. Results of the study showed that the health professionals’ interpretation of person-centered care do not correlate with the theoretical models. Person-centered care with inpatient care context needs to be studied and developed.

    Date of Award2017-May-02
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorEva Clausson (Supervisor) & Ingemar Andersson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Graduate Programme in specialist nursing medical care

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • person-centred care
    • healthcare professionals
    • patients
    • experience
    • nursing care
    • medical care unit

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