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Publication type: Bachelor thesis
Title: "Nurse, I need help, too!" : Nursing interventions to support partners of patients suffering from chronic pain
Authors: Kern, Sharon
Meng, Joy
Advisors / Reviewers: Grosse, Uta
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-18633
Extent: 84
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Language: English
Subjects: Chronic pain; Partner; At home; Nurse; Nursing intervention; Experience; Support; Suffer
Subject (DDC): 610.73: Nursing
616: Internal medicine and diseases
Abstract: Background: Chronic pain not only affects the afflicted patient, but also their partners, who play a pivotal part in the management of chronic pain. Nurses play a key role in supporting the partner, whose needs often go forgotten. Research Questions: How do partners of those patients suffering from chronic pain experience life at home and which interventions can nurses implement to support them? Method: Two systematized literature searches were conducted in nurse relevant databases. The chosen studies were critically appraised and discussed with the Calgary Family Model. Results: The following five themes were deduced from the partners’ experiences: personal impact of chronic pain, change in personal and social relationships, support of patients, lack of personal support, and coping skills. The following interventions were established: showing belief in the partner, providing education, and offering support. Conclusion: Nurses can help create individualized interventions to best support partners of those with chronic pain by conducting an early assessment of the couple according to the processes described in the Calgary Family Model.
License (according to publishing contract): Not specified
Departement: School of Health Sciences
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