日常看護場面における看護婦-患者間のタッチの意味とそのタイプに関する研究 [in Japanese] A Study on the meaning and types of nurse-patient touch in daily nursing care situation [in Japanese]
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Touch is a complex phenomenon constituting a vital aspect of nursing practice. However the ways in which nurses utilize touch are still poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to describe and examine the phenomenon and meaning of nurse-patient touch in daily nursing care situations. Participants were 21 patients and the 24 nurses responsible for these patients. We observed and described instances of nurse-patient touch during visits by the nurses. In addition, participants were occasionally asked for short supplemental interviews. We obtained 39 scenarios from this process. Using grounded theory approach, we identified six types of touch : procedural touch for palpation ; indispensable procedural touch ; expressive touch to communicate concern for the patient ; touch to directly activate physical sensation ; touch made with cooperative movement ; and "wanting to get moved" touch. In addition, it suggested that indispensable procedural touch had relation to nurse's career and expressive touch to communicate concern for the patient had relation to patient's situation.
- Bulletin of Kobe City College of Nursing
Bulletin of Kobe City College of Nursing 6, 29-40, 2002-03
Kobe City College of Nursing