Når hospitalet flytter hjem: en undersøgelse af patienters oplevelser af at være indlagt i eget hjem

Gitte Sylvester Jensen, Charlotte Michala Eckhardt, Pernille Bak Skouenborg, Karen Lyng Larsen, Kristina Højgaard, Karina Løvendahl Dybbro, Charlotte Delmar, Bente Hoeck

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The demographic, economic and technological development in Denmark brings changes to the healthcare system, including shorter hospitalization. Therefore, an increasing number of patients are being treated at home. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of being a patient at home. The study consists of 10 qualitative semi-structured interviews with patients receiving treatment at home. The interviews were analyzed based on Kvale and Brinkmann’s approach. The findings are presented as four themes related to the patient’s perspective on receiving treatment at home: “The responsibility of the patient”, “The requiring of courage”, “A sense of freedom” and “Feeling safe”. The patients felt positive about receiving treatment at home, but it can be filled with dilemmas. However, it requires patients to be competent and responsible. Therefore, it is important that it remains an individual choice
Original languageDanish
JournalKlinisk sygepleje
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)83-99
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • nursing
  • care
  • everyday life
  • interview surveys

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