Self-reflection of needs of patients with physical disabilities during their hospitalization

Authors: J. Neugebauer;  J. Doležalová;  V. Tóthová;  V. Olišarová
Authors‘ workplace: Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích ;  Zdravotně sociální fakulta ;  Ústav ošetřovatelství, porodní asistence a neodkladné péče ;  Ředitelka: prof. PhDr. Valérie Tóthová, Ph. D.
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2021; 101(1): 17-20
Category: In diferent


The theoretical knowledge speaks about the wide range of needs that change depends on health condition and length of hospitalization. Our research reflects subjective experience with hospitalization in patients with physical disability focused on their age. It is natural for healthcare professionals to monitor these needs as standard in patients with age 65+, but from the point of view of patients in the 18–40 age group, monitoring is not performer as standard. Patients in the group of 18–40 years of age do not consider some of the monitored need as a priority and their monitoring by medical staff is not essential for them. Needs satisfaction has an effect to the mental condition during the treatment, and therefore sleep, defecation, activity, stress, self-perception, and interpersonal relationships are monitored more in patients 65+.


geriatric – physical disability – hospitalization – needs – self-reflection


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