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Nurs Forum. 2014 Apr-Jun;49(2):100-9. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12062. Epub 2014 Jan 10.

The recovery process after day surgery within the symptom management theory.

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School of Life Sciences, Skövde, Sweden.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim was to illustrate two cases in a postoperative situation following day surgery within the framework of the symptom management theory.

METHOD:

Template analysis using the symptom management theory.

RESULT:

Neither the woman nor the man was able to return to their normal activities, health status or functional status, within a week.

CONCLUSION:

The results illustrate how a postoperative situation may involve personal suffering up to 3 months.

PRACTICAL IMPLICATION:

To obtain an outcome following day surgery, as optimal as possible, improving clinical practices and routines, such as discharge criteria, guidelines, and care pathways, is necessary.

KEYWORDS:

Home health; nursing theory; rehabilitation

PMID:
24404843
DOI:
10.1111/nuf.12062
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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