Patients’ experiences from an education programme ahead of orthopaedic surgery - a qualitative study

Stein Conradsen, Mette Muren Gjerseth, Marit Kvangarsnes
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing, April 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13281

Patient education and orthopaedic surgery

What is it about?

Good patient education for surgical patients seems to give better sense of control and more trust in Health care staff.

Why is it important?

Patients who are receiving surgical treatment often feel vulnerable, and good patient education can improve their sense of control. Trust is not always easy to establish, but this study suggests that providing patients with group based education has the capasity to improve trust in staff.

The following have contributed to this page: Mr Stein Conradsen and Marit Kvangarsnes