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A meta-synthesis describing the relationships between patients, informal caregivers and health professionals in home-care settings.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy, the Institute of Health and Caring Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Nursing
1365-2702
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
3-4
Pages
454–463
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03008.x
PMID: 20412357
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When health professionals enter patients' homes, they have to be aware of the risk of transgressing borders of privacy. In addition, devaluing patients' or their informal caregivers' knowledge and their opinions about the care is interpreted as an exercise of institutional power.

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