12) 2007

Ekman I., Ekstrand L., Schaufelberger M.

Pulmonary oedema―a life threatening disease.

To describe the health history of patients after pulmonary oedema and investigate how they perceive their condition and treatment.

Interviews were performed focusing on the patients’ conceptions of the illness, current situation and effects of pulmonary oedema on daily life.

Analysis of the interviews revealed five categories: A suffocating feeling; trust in care providers; medication; dealing with existential issues alone or with relatives; concurrent diseases affecting daily life. Experiencing

Pulmonary oedema is anxiety-provoking and patients should be regularly and carefully monitored.

13) 2006

Donnelly & Wiechula

The lived experience of a tracheostomy tube change: a phenomenological study.

To investigate the lived experience patients have of a tracheostomy tube change.

A phenomenological approach. Participants were interviewed with their responses being transcribed into a text. This text has been subject to hermeneutic analysis using the theories of Paul Ricoeur. This hermeneutic approach has required using the text (discourse) as the focus of the interpretation.

The experience of a tracheostomy tube change is more complex than that of simply a physical sensation. There is a need for participants to prepare themselves psychologically, a process that requires not only the trust of nursing staff but also the assessment by the participant that the nursing staff member has a level of competence to perform the task.

14) 2006

Brown et al.

Waiting for a liver transplant.

To understand better what it means for a transplant patient to wait, the authors explore in this phenomenological study the meaning that people with liver failure ascribe to the experience of waiting for a transplant.

Nine interviews using phenomenological methods of inquiry as a guide for analysis.

Eight core themes emerged from the data. The experience of waiting includes transformations, doctors, teams and trust, elation to despair, loss, questioning the process, searching, coping, and the paradox of time. Trust and faith in the transplant team were judged to be a positive element for “surviving”

on the waiting list.

15) 2006

Lindgren H., Hildingsson I., Rådestad I.

A. Swedish interview study: parents’ assessment of risks in home births.

To describe home-birth risk assessment by parents.

Semi-structured interview guide. Data were analysed using a phenomenological approach.

The parents had a fundamental trust that the birth would take place without complications, and they experienced meaningfulness in the event itself. A fundamental trust in the woman’s independent ability to give birth was central to the decision to choose a home birth.

16) 2005

Leiphart L.R., Barnes M.G.

The client experience of assertive community treatment: a qualitative study.

Clients with schizophrenia’s reactions to the intensive form of treatment delivery (Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)) were explored.

Utilizing depth interviews and Grounded Theory

As providers assisted clients with practical needs, clients began to develop trust, which fostered a sense of belonging and relationship, leading toward a positive motivation regarding treatment.

17) 2005

Langley G.C., Klopper H.

Trust as a foundation for the therapeutic intervention for patients with borderline personality disorder.

To develop a practice-level model for the facilitation of mental health of patients diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder by the community psychiatric nurse.

A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual study using an “interpretive descriptive approach”.

Patients’ subthemes: Trust a foundation, Holding and caring, Available and accessible, Listening―trying to understand, Professional, Hope.