The aim of this project is to investigate behavioural patterns in relation to physical strain among nurses in their work environment. In doing this we are conducting participant observations on Amager Hospital and Hvidovre Hospital, consisting of 53 hours of observation in total. The study has an explorative approach and emphasis the use of hypothesis and critical rationalism to reach new knowledge. Thereby the study reach one overarching hypothesis: Nurses make more systemat-ic errors in patient lifting and movement in stressed situations compared to non-stressed situations. A further analysis of the hypothesis involves a deeper look into the psychology of stress and cogni-tive biases which courses systematic errors of judgement and behaviour. Also, the experience of pain is explored in relation to another hypothesis about how the expectation of having to hurry, when patients are in a lot of pain, may be uncalled for. At last, a discussion of the role of technolog-ical devices for patient lifting and movement, and of rushing to solutions, leads to further hypothe-sis’ for future work, and to a design for a workshop aimed to create solutions.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||23 dec. 2015|
|Vejledere||Pelle Guldborg Hansen|