”Vi har olika förutsättningar och jag måste prioritera utefter hela min situation”
: en intervjustudie om distriktssköterskornas upplevelser av arbetet

Translated title of the thesis: "We have different conditions and I have to prioritize along the whole of my situation": An interview about the district nurse perceptions of the work
  • Philippa Barieva

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    Background: An increasing number of severe ill patients receive care at home. Area manager district nurse in municipal home care alone is responsible for both nursing and medical interventions regarding the patient. A high workload increases the risk of making mistakes when district nurse have the responsibility for many patients. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe district nurses' experiences of working in municipal home care with nursing responsibilities for patients in regular housing. Methods: Qualitative methods with inductive approach used in the study. Through the strategic selection 14 district nurses from four municipalities had been interviewed. Results: The results revealed three categories: "Job satisfaction", "Supporting Resources" and” Experiences of difficult situations". District nurses experience of job satisfaction could be related to patient contact, use of their skills, public trust, variation of work, being at work and cooperation with others in care. District nurses skills, relationship with the patient and family, team work and group work, collaboration with other health care units, management support, work environment and facilities and administrative work is supportive resource in the district nurse work. District nurses in the study had individually different workloads and prerequisites for supporting resource in their work because they experienced different amounts of job satisfaction and perceptions of difficult situations such as ethical dilemmas, unpredictability, inadequacy, frustration and irritation. Conclusion: Functional supportive resource in the district nurse work can increase district nurses experience of job satisfaction. Along with resources and continuous professional development are prerequisites for experiencing job satisfaction, which is needed to fulfill the district nurses obligation to provide good care to patients. Further research is needed in the area since the municipal home care is in constant development in all communities and it is unclear how best to pursue it.

    Date of Award2014-Apr-24
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorÅsa Bringsén (Supervisor) & Ingemar Andersson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Graduate diploma in primary health care specialist nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Medical and Health Sciences (3)


    • sense of coherence (soc)
    • callista roy
    • system model
    • job satisfaction
    • workload
    • district nurse
    • home health care
    • interview
    • qualitative methods
    • support
    • stress
    • experience

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