Research Unit, Elective Surgery Centre, Silkeborg Regional Hospital, Silkeborg, Denmark Abstract Today, hospitals offer surgical treatment within a short hospital admission.
This brief interaction may challenge the well-being of old patients.
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The encounter between old patients and the staff was a main theme in our findings elucidating a number of care challenges. Accepted: 25 September 2015; Published: 23 October 2015 Competing interests and funding: This study was funded by Horsens Regional Hospital and the Familien Hede Nielsen Fonden. Uhrenfeldt, Department of Health, Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Niels Jernesvej 14, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark.
However, caring is in its essence a way to be in the world and to be with others in that same world as “an existential a priori” (Särvimäki, 2006, p. Therefore, humans need to balance life between a restful dwelling and an active mobility; in a reach for a personal situational flexible movement in a “dwelling-mobility” (Galvin & Todres, 2011, p. By “dwelling,” the person experiences a positive “at homeness” in being present, experiencing comfort, peace, kinship, and belonging with present-centredness (Galvin & Todres, 2011, p. Tracing the logic of care (Mol, 2008) through the shifting interactions between patients and staff provides a way to grasp the ambiguities of care practices.
The study was inspired by ethnographic qualitative research strategies of participant observation, particularly the “go-along” method (Kusenbach, 2003).
This study explores how the well-being of old hospitalized patients is affected by the interaction with staff during surgical hospital treatment for colon cancer.