The significance of communication and care in one’s mother tongue: Patients’ Views

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Publikationens författare: Jessica Hemberg, Emelie Sved
Förläggare: Sage
Publiceringsår: 2019
Tidskrift: Nordic Journal of Nursing Research
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 1
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 12
eISSN: 2057-1593


barriers in the healthcare sector, for example as a result of failure to use a
patient’s mother tongue, can lead to misunderstandings and/or care errors, especially when
circumstances require that nursing staff or patients speak a language other
than their own mother tongue. The aim of this study was to explore the
importance of patients receiving care in their mother tongue. A hermeneutic
approach was used and the method was inspired by content analysis. The data material
was collected through semi-structured interviews with nine adult patients. One
main theme and four subthemes were seen. The main theme related to that care in
a patient’s mother tongue can enhance quality of care. To reduce suffering in
care caused by language barriers, nurses’ language skills should be supported
and encouraged. Further research should focus on nurses’ perspectives on the
significance of minority language patients using their mother tongue in a
nursing context.

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