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    Tanker om trøst og urørlighetssonen ved spiralinnleggelse

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    Unge kvinner forteller om en opplevelse av sterk sjenanse ved sine første gynekologiske undersøkelser. En sjenanse som kan bære preg av ydmykelse og blottleggelse. I dette vitenskapelige essayet ser vi nærmere på betydningen av hvordan helsesykepleiere møter de unge kvinnene, og hvordan trøst som fenomen kan være relevant i disse møtene. Gjennom helsestasjon for ungdom og studenthelsetjenesten møter helsesykepleiere mange unge kvinner som ønsker spiral. For mange av disse kvinnene er det første gang de er på et gynekologisk besøk. Teksten tar utgangspunkt i førsteforfatters møter med unge kvinner som får spiral som prevensjonsmiddel, og andreforfatterens erfaringer i møter med sårbare barn og voksne. Vi ønsker å utforske hvordan helsesykepleiere kan være åpne for trøsten når vi står nært unge kvinners urørlighetssone ved spiralinnleggelse. Hensikten er ikke å gi noe klart svar, men tekstfortolkningen har vist at bevissthet og refleksjon om ivaretakelse av urørlighetssonen kan ha betydning for trøst hos unge kvinner som skal ha spiral. Slike refleksjoner kan være verdifull kunnskap for helsepersonell som gjennomfører spiralinnleggelse.

    An analysis of Norwegian public health nursing curricula: Where is the nursing literature?

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    Background - Norwegian public health nurses prevent diseases and promote health in children and young people aged 0–20 and their families. Public health nursing programs prepare students for their practical role and provide relevant theoretical knowledge. Objectives - To gain knowledge of the literature in the Norwegian public health nursing curricula, and to examine further the nursing base in these curricula. Design - An explorative and descriptive design was chosen. Sample - Reading lists based on syllabus documents from the 10 higher educational institutions in Norway offering programs in public health nursing. Measurements - A summative content analysis and a categorization of content from reading lists were performed. Results - Numerical information on the content and categorization of reading lists shows that social science and humanities literature dominates, followed by psychology and medicine. Nursing texts, theories and philosophy comprise only a minor part of the curricula. Conclusion - The paper provides valuable data on the theoretical focus in Norwegian public health nursing and raises important questions about the paucity of nursing texts in the curriculum. The imbalance in reading lists in Norway should be studied further and similar studies conducted in other countries to encourage reflection on the theoretical content of public health nursing education globally

    How do public health nurses in Norwegian school health services support siblings of children with complex care needs?

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    Aims: There is a paucity of data regarding the care and support provided by Norwegian school health services to siblings of children with complex care needs. Public health nurses are an integral part of these universal services, which focus on health promotion and disease prevention in primary and secondary schools. This study aimed to explore health promotion interventions by public health nurses for siblings in Norwegian schools and to identify regional differences. Methods: An online national questionnaire was distributed to Norwegian public health nurses and leaders of public health nursing services (N=487). The questions were related to how the nurses support siblings of children with complex care needs. The quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics. An inductive thematic analysis of free-text comments was conducted. Ethical Approval: The study was approved by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Results: The majority of public health nursing leaders (67%) reported that the services in their municipality had no system to identify siblings or to provide them with routine care. However, 26% of public health nursesreported thatroutine support was provided to siblings. Regional differences were identified. Study Limitations: This study included responses from 487 PHNs from all four health regions in Norway. The study design is limited and gives a brief outline of the current situation. Further data are needed to provide in-depth knowledge. Conclusions: This survey provides important knowledge for health authorities and professionals working with siblings, about inadequate support and regional differences in care provided to siblings by school health services
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