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Intensive care at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre: an observation of the nurses´daily work
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the western world intensive care is highly specialised with technical and medical resources as well as educated personnel. In many developing countries however there is a lack of these resources in comparison with western standards. The purpose of this qualitative study was to illuminate the nurses and their work in the care of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania. Data was collected during two weeks through participant observations and informal conversations with the nurses employed at three different intensive care units, one medical intensive care unit and two surgical intensive care units. Two main themes and six headlines were identified and are presented in the results, these were: human resources, medical technical resources, material resources, medical resource, possibilities, challenges and obstacles for the nurses working at the ICU. This study showed that there was an obvious lack of the resources mentioned above and that there was a great need of further education for the nurses working in the ICU to strengthen their knowledge, role and profession.

Abstract [sv]

I västvärlden är intensivvården högspecialiserad med tekniska och medicinska resurser så väl som utbildad personal. I många utvecklingsländer råder det dock en brist på resurser i förhållande till den västerländska standarden. Syftet med denna kvalitativa studie var att belysa sjuksköterskorna och deras arbete att ta hand om kritiskt sjuka patienter på intensivvården på Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, i Moshi, Tanzania. Datainsamlingen ägde rum under två veckor genom deltagande observationer samt genom informella konversationer med sjuksköterskorna som var anställda på sjukhusets tre olika intensivvårdsavdelningar. Två huvudteman och sex rubriker kom fram och presenteras i resultatet, dessa var: mänskliga resurser, medicinsk- tekniska resurser, materiella resurser, medicinska resurser, möjligheter, svårigheter och hinder för sjuksköterskorna på intensivvårdsavdelningarna. Denna studie visar på en faktisk brist på ovan nämnda resurser samt att det fanns ett stort behov av vidare utbildning för sjuksköterskorna som arbetade inom intensivvården för att öka deras kunskap och stärka deras roll och profession.

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2010. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
intensive care, nurses, resources, possibilities, challanges, obstacles
Keyword [sv]
intensivvård, sjuksköterskor, resurser, möjligheter, svårigheter, hinder
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-152OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-152DiVA: diva2:429168
Educational program
Postgraduate Program in Specialist Nursing
Uppsok
Medicine
Available from: 2011-07-04 Created: 2011-07-04 Last updated: 2017-07-07Bibliographically approved

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