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Expressions of Diverse American Homeless Individuals Concerning Their Needs of Care and Healthcare
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Hemlöshet börjar bli en ökande del av det amerikanska samhället. Få studier har gjorts där den hemlöse själv beskriver sitt behov av omvårdnad och sjukvård. Denna studie syftar till att belysa vad amerikanska hemlösa uttryckt som sitt dagliga behov av omvårdnad och sjukvård. Graneheim och Lundmans (2004) kvalitativa innehållsanalys har använts för att bearbeta data. Med de existerande levnadsomständigheterna för hemlösa uppkommer behov och komplikationer som riskerar att orsaka ett ökat behov av sjukvård. I deras sökande efter behövlig sjukvård möttes de av utmaningar. I datamaterialet upptäcktes negativa yttringar likväl som uttryck av behov av omvårdnad som blivit tillgodosedda. Slutsats, hemlösa är i ett stort behov av omvårdnad och sjukvård i sitt dagliga liv. Sjukvårdssystemet behöver förändra sitt tillvägagångssätt och utvecklas för att bättre kunna möta de behov som finns bland dessa personer.

Abstract [en]

Homelessness is becoming an increasing part of the American society. Few studies have been done describing what the homeless themselves express as needs in care and healthcare. The aim in this study is to describe how homeless American individuals express needs of care and healthcare in their daily life. In doing so literature were analyzed by Graneheim and Lundmans (2004) qualitative content analysis. With the living conditions of the homeless there arose needs and complications, having the potential to cause health care needs. There were obstacles in their way while trying to receive health care. Negative expressions as well as fulfillment in care were also discovered in the data. In conclusion the homeless individuals are in great need of care and health care in their daily lives. The health care system needs to broaden its views and approaches when it comes to caring for these individuals to be able to meet their conditions better.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
homeless, homelessness, expressions, care, healthcare
Keywords [sv]
hemlös, hemlöshet, yttringar, omvårdnad, sjukvård
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Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-773OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-773DiVA, id: diva2:121407
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samhälle/juridik
Available from: 2008-06-19 Created: 2008-06-19

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