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17 women and 10 men who were 23–65 years of age. They reported 46 nursing experiences as patients and 31 as partners. These nursing experiences included emergency care (n = 8), critical care (n = 5), women’s clinic (n = 11), obstetric care (n = 5), surgery (n = 15), orthopaedic care (n = 4), rehabilitation (n = 7), internal medicine (n = 9), cardiology (n = 3), oncology (n = 5), hospice care (n = 2), and psychiatry (n = 3).
Participants were interviewed for 20–90 minutes about their experiences with nursing care. The interviews were audiotaped and transcribed. They were repeatedly read; responses were classified as positive, negative, or neutral; responses were divided into areas (eg, communication, attitudes, and degree of importance); …
For correspondence: Dr G Röndahl, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Source of funding: Uppsala County Council.
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