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    Nurses' Workplace Distress and Ethical Dilemmas in Tanzanian Health Care.Elisabeth Häggström, Ester Mbusa & Barbro Wadensten - 2008 - Nursing Ethics 15 (4):478-491.
    The aim of this study was to describe Tanzanian nurses' meaning of and experiences with ethical dilemmas and workplace distress in different care settings. An open question guide was used and the study focused on the answers that 29 registered nurses supplied. The theme, `Tanzanian registered nurses' invisible and visible expressions about existential conditions in care', emerged from several subthemes as: suffering from (1) workplace distress; (2) ethical dilemmas; (3) trying to maintaining good quality nursing care; (4) lack of respect, (...)
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    Chinese Nurses' Ethical Concerns in a Neurological Ward.Ping Fen Tang, Camilla Johansson, Barbro Wadensten, Stig Wenneberg & Gerd Ahlström - 2007 - Nursing Ethics 14 (6):810-824.
    Our aim was to describe Chinese nurses' experiences of workplace distress and ethical dilemmas on a neurological ward. Qualitative interviews were performed with 20 nurses. On using latent content analysis, themes emerged in four content areas: ethical dilemmas, workplace distress, quality of nursing and managing distress. The ethical dilemmas were: (1) conflicting views on optimal treatment and nursing; (2) treatment choice meeting with financial constraints; and (3) misalignment of nursing responsibilities, competence and available resources. The patients' relatives lacked respect for (...)
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    The Struggle for Dignity by People with Severe Functional Disabilities.Barbro Wadensten & Gerd Ahlström - 2009 - Nursing Ethics 16 (4):453-465.
    The purpose of this study was to investigate what strategies people with severe functional disabilities who receive personal assistance in their homes use in their daily life to achieve autonomy, integrity, influence and participation. Qualitative interviews were carried out and subjected to qualitative latent content analysis. The main finding was expressed in terms of six subthemes: trying to keep a private sphere; striving to communicate; searching for possibilities; taking the initiative; striving to gain insight; and using one's temperament. These generated (...)
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    Ethical Values in Personal Assistance: Narratives of People with Disabilities.Barbro Wadensten & Gerd Ahlström - 2009 - Nursing Ethics 16 (6):759-774.
    The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of persons with severe functional disabilities who receive personal assistance in their homes, the focus being on their daily life in relation to the ethical principles represented in the Swedish Disability Act: autonomy, integrity, influence and participation. Qualitative interviews were performed with 26 persons and thereafter subjected to qualitative latent content analysis. The experiences of personal assistance were very much in accordance with the said principles, the most important factor being (...)
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    A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Nurses' Ethical Concerns.Barbro Wadensten, Stig Wenneberg, Marit Silén, Ping Fen Tang & Gerd Ahlström - 2008 - Nursing Ethics 15 (6):745-760.
    The aim of this study was to compare Swedish and Chinese nurses' experiences of ethical dilemmas and workplace distress in order to deepen understanding of the challenges neuroscience nurses encounter in different cultures. Qualitative interviews from two previously performed empirical studies in Sweden and China were the basis of this comparative study. Four common content areas were identified in both studies: ethical dilemmas, workplace distress, quality of nursing and managing distress. The themes formulated within each content area were compared and (...)
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    Prevalence and Quality of Clinical Pathways in Swedish Intensive Care Units: A National Survey.Petronella Bjurling-Sjöberg, Inger Jansson, Barbro Wadensten, Gabriella Engström & Ulrika Pöder - 2014 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 20 (1):48-57.