Grønlaendere på hospital. En interviewundersøgelse af patienter og behandlere vedrørende informationsudveksling, tilfredshed og behandlingsproeferencer

P Elsass, H P Christensen, J Falhof, A Hvolby

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In four hospitals in Greenland, 50 Greenlandic patients and their Danish therapist (18 doctors, 26 nurses and six other staff) have been interviewed about the same topics. The interviews were semistructured with open ended questions on the following subjects: Language difficulties, perception of diagnosis and therapy, patients' satisfaction and points of criticism. Several of the patients had not understood the most important medical information about diagnosis and treatment. But most of the patients did not consider the information problem to be serious and patients were satisfied with most of the consultations. Language difficulties and insufficient communications do not correspond to patients' satisfaction but have to be analysed in the wider cultural context. There was a tendency towards the elder patients being more satisfied than the younger.

TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer12
Sider (fra-til)1794-7
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 21. mar. 1994



  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Communication
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Denmark/ethnology
  • Female
  • Greenland/ethnology
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Surveys and Questionnaires