Studies in Sweden have shown that the districtnurses had no time for health promotion. The Swedish government also indicate that there is a lack of health promotion and preventive care in Sweden.
The purpose of this study was to describe into which extent the districtnurses in the middle and southwest area of Region Skåne worked with preventive care in their profession and into which extent they documented their achievement.
The inquiry was answered by 45 districtnurses about background, present situation, preventive care, secondary prevention, tertiary prevention, health promotion and documentation.
Results of this study shows that the districtnurses worked mostly with tertiary prevention. Tertiary prevention was followed by primary prevention. All the 45 districtnurses felt competitions of giving advices for directions of preventive care. Seven districtnurses did not document their preventive care.
- Medicin och hälsovetenskap (3)