Sundhedsprofessionelles praktikker ved forebyggelse af multiresistente infektioner – et kritisk blik på nutiden med reflektioner over fremtiden

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has come to prominence as a priority for policy makers and healthcare professionals. There are many well-described guidelines on how healthcare professionals should handle AMR. However, professional practices are sometimes different from what the guidelines prescribe. Based on a non-scientific case, the article explores and discusses healthcare professionals’ practices in preventing multi-resistant infections. The article shows how the boundary between ‘dangerous’ and ‘harmless’ circumstances takes place, how the understanding of ‘dangerous’ is contextual, and how the transfer of responsibility shifts from healthcare professionals to relatives. In conclusion, the article reflects on possible future scenarios in relation to the management of AMR, and the article argues that healthcare professionals must take responsibility on behalf of patients and relatives.

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  • Infectious Medicine
  • Health Sciences

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Translated title of the contributionHealthcare professionals' practices in preventing multi-resistant infections - A critical perspective at the present with reflections on the future
Original languageDanish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)190-202
Number of pages13
JournalKlinisk Sygepleje
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep 15
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

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