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En vårdande instinkt: En litteraturöversikt om hundens hälsofrämjande effekter för patienten
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A caring instinct : A literature review about the dog’s health benefits for the patient (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Hunden har länge funnits vid människans sida och varit en värdefull följeslagare. Aktuell forskning rymmer lovande bevis för hundens positiva effekter på människans hälsa. Djurassisterade interventioner med hundar är trots denna forskning i dagsläget en relativt oanvänd resurs i omvårdnadssammanhang. Syfte: Belysa hundens hälsofrämjande effekter för patienten. Metod: En allmän litteraturöversikt baserad på nio kvantitativa artiklar och en kvalitativ artikel. Resultat: Fyra huvudkategorier som speglar hundens hälsofrämjande effekter identifierades. Dessa var emotionella effekter, fysiska effekter, sociala och kognitiva effekter samt psykiska effekter. Slutsats: Det har identifierats att hunden kan påverka varierande hälsoaspekter hos människan i en positiv riktning. Klinisk betydelse: Genom att ha kunskap om vilka hälsofrämjande effekter hunden potentiellt kan medföra för patienten kan vårdpersonal få ännu ett verktyg för att närma sig personcentrerad omvårdnad.

Abstract [en]

Background: Dogs have for a long time been living by the human side and has been valued as meaningful companions. Current research contains promising evidence for the positive health benefits the dog may have on humans. Despite this research animal-assisted interventions containing dogs are a relatively unused resource in nursing context. Aim: To illuminate the health benefits that dogs in healthcare can have for the patient. Method: A general literature review based on nine quantitative articles and one qualitative article. Results: Four main categories that reflect health benefits dogs can contribute to were identified. These were: emotional effects, physical effects, social and cognitive effects and psychological effects. Conclusion: It was identified that dogs may affect several aspects of human health in a positive direction. Clinical relevance: By having knowledge about which health benefits dogs potentially can have for the patient, health professionals have yet another tool to approach person-centered care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Dog, Nursing, Animal-assisted intervention, Health benefits
Keyword [sv]
Hund, Omvårdnad, Djurassisterade interventioner, Hälsofrämjande effekter
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-1892OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-1892DiVA: diva2:849161
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2015-09-01 Created: 2015-08-27 Last updated: 2015-09-01Bibliographically approved

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