Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:


Or use your Academic/Social account:


You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.


Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message


Verify Password:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Fredriksen, Sven-Tore D.; Talseth, Anne Grethe; Svensson, Tommy (2008)
Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Avdelningen för sociologi (SOC)
Languages: English
Types: Article
This study is about intensive care patients' experience of strength, body and movement during critical illness in an intensive care unit. The aim of the study is to inquire and understand the ways the body and its experience appear when the phenomena of strength and movement are altered. The data were collected through in-depth interviews with seven patients and analysed from a phenomenological-hermeneutical point of view. The findings showed a body that refuses to cooperate and is often marginally able to cope with the situation at all. It showed relational bonding between the patients and health personnel and/or significant others where the patients were overlooked and at the same time dependent on the same persons. They were waving between life and death through dimension of existence, which is contrasted to earlier experiences. They showed feeling responsible for the family through a role in to reduce their fears. At the same time, they are in a continuous struggle for life in which they balance between vague hope and a situation so challenging that the only thing left is grim humour. They showed progressing and expectations where the slightest changes in the situation in a positive direction create a hope in them. Key words: Phenomenology, hermeneutics, body, strength, movement, intensive care patients
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Benner, P., & Wrubel, J. (2001). Omsorgens betydning i sygepleje (The primacy of caring). Copenhagen: Muunksgaard.
    • Barry, B. K., & Carson, R. G. (2004). The consequences of resistance training for movement Control in older adults. The Journal of Gerontology Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 59(7), 730 754.
    • Bays, C. L. (2001). Older adults' descriptions of hope after a stroke. Rehabilitation Nursing, 26(1), 18 20, 23 27.
    • Biggs, S. (2005). Beyond appearances: perspectives on identity in later life and some implications for method. The Journal of Gerontology Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 60(3), 118 128.
    • Cirio, S., Piaggi, G. C., De Mattia, E., & Nava, S. (2003). Muscle retraining in ICU patients. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 59(4), 300 303.
    • Cheever, K. H. (1999). Early enteral feeding of patients with multiple trauma. Critical Care Nursing, 19(6), 40 53.
    • Chao, C. S., Chen, C. H., & Yen, M. (2002). The essence of spirituality of terminally ill patients. Nursing Research, 10(4), 237 245.
    • De Jonghe, B., Sharshar, T., Hopkinson, N., & Outin, H. (2004). Paresis following mechanical ventilation. Current Opinion in Critical Care, 10(1), 47 52.
    • Engelsrud, G. (2001). Bevegelse som kunnskapsomra˚de i fysioterapi (Movement as an area of knowledge in physiotherapy). In G. Stokkenes (Ed.), Fysioterapi pa˚ terskelen (Physiotherapy on the brinc) (pp. 101 117). Kristiansand: Høgskoleforlaget.
    • Fagerstro¨ m, L. (1998). The patient's perceived caring needs as a message of suffering. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28(5), 978 987.
    • Folpe, A. L., Mentzel, T., Lehr, H. A., Fischer, C., Balzer, B. L., & Weiss, S. W. (2005). Perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasms of soft tissue and gynecologic origin: A clinicopathologic study of 26 cases and review of the literature. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 29(12), 1558 1575.
    • Fraleigh, S. H. (1987). Dance and the lived body. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
    • Fredriksen, S. T. D., & Ringsberg, K. C. (2006). Living the situation*stress experiences among intensive care patients. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 23(3), 12 31.
    • Freigang, B., & Rudolf, J. (2004). Results achieved in the treatment of patients with vestibular schwannoma. Otolaryngologia polska, 58(1), 53 59.
    • Heidegger, M. (1962). Being and time (Sein und Zeit). New York: Harper & Row.
    • Haile, B. L., Landrum, P. A., Kotarba, J.A., & Trimble, D. (2002). Inner strength among HIV-infected woman: nurses can make a difference. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 13(3), 74 80.
    • Hupcey, J. E. (2000). Feeling safe: the psychosocial needs of ICU patients. Nursing Scholarship, 32(4), 361 367.
    • Husserl, E. (1992). Ideas pertaining to a pure phenomenological philosophy*first book. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    • Jansen, D. A., & Keller, M. L. (1998). Identifying the attentional demands perceived by elderly people. Rehabilitation Nursing, 23(1), 12 20.
    • Labyak, S. (2002). Sleep and circadian schedule disorders. Nursing Clinics of North America, 37(4), 599 610.
    • Leder, D. (1990). The absent body. London: The University of Chicago Press Ltd.
    • Lindseth, A., & Nordberg, A. (2004). A phenomenological hermeneutical method for researching lived experience. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 18(2), 145 153.
    • Malterud, K. (1996). Qualitative method in medical research. Oslo: Tano Aschoug AS.
    • Merleu-Ponty, M. (1994). Kroppens fenomenologi (Phe`nome`nologie de la perception). Oslo: Pax Forlag.
    • Nicolaisen, R. (2003). A˚ vaere underveis. Introduksjon til Heideggers filosofi (Being under way. Introduction to The Heideggerian philosophy). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.
    • Nyman, A. C., & Sivonen, K. (2005). Livsmening som va˚rdvetenskapeligt begrepp (Courage of meaning as a caring consept). Va˚rd i Norden, 25(4), 20 24.
    • Richman, J. (2000). Coming out of intensive care crazy: Dreams of affliction. Qualitative Health Research, 10(1), 84 102.
    • Ricoeur, P. (1982). In J. B. Thompson (Ed.), Hermeneutics and the human sciences: essays on language, action and interpretation. New York: Cambridge University Press.
    • Ricoeur, P. (1976). Interpretation theory: discourse and the surplus of meaning. Fort Worth Texas: Christian University Press.
    • Roberts, S. (1976). Behavioral concepts and the critically ill patient. London: Prentice Hall International.
    • Storli, S. L., Lindseth, A., & Asplund, S. (2007). ''Being somewhere else''*delusion or relevant experience? A phenomenological investigation into the meaning of lived experience from being in intensive care. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 2(3), 144 159.
    • Strandmark, M. (2004). Ill health is powerlessness: a phenomenological study about worthlessness and suffering. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 18, 135 144.
    • Strandmark, M. (2006). Health means vital force*a phenomenological study on self-image, ability and zest for life. V a˚rd I Norden, 26(1), 42 47.
    • Sørlie, V. (2001). Being in ethically difficult care situations: narrative interviews with registered nurses and physicians within internal medicine, oncology and paediatrics. Umea˚: Umea˚ University.
    • Talseth, A. G. (2001). Psychiatric care of people at risk of committing suicide: narrative interviews with registered nurses, physicians, patients and relatives. Umea˚: Umea˚ University.
    • Thomson, W. M. (2005). Issues in the epidemiological investigation of dry mouth. Gerontology, 22(2), 65 76.
    • Topp, R., Ditmyer, M., King, K., Doherty, K., & Hornyak, J. (2002). The effect of bed rest and potential of rehabilitation on patients in the intensive care unit. American Association of Clinical Issues, 13(2), 263 276.
    • Wall, D., & Kristjanson, L. (2005). Men, culture and hegemonic masculinity: understanding the experience of prostate cancer. Nursing Inquiry, 12(2), 87 97.
    • Wiles, J. (2005). Conceptualizing place in the care of older people: the contributions of geographical gerontology. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14(8B), 100 108.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article