Physiotherapist Pia Hendberg is interested in the benefits of physical activity and the health of the elderly. Her Master study in Physiotherapy consists of two studies; Physical activity in Prescription leads to increased self-efficacy. Walks as a supplement compared with physiotherapy alone and Patients´ experience of Physical activity on Prescription after a hip fracture. The results of these studies indicates that Physical activity on Prescription (PaP) can be a method to increase self- efficacy to be more physically active after a hip fracture if it is combined with individual support.
Fear of falling, functional limitations and activity restriction is common after a hip fracture. Physical activity on Prescription (PaP) aims at increasing patient’s activity and confidence. The aim of this study was to explore the patients´ experience of physical activity with focus on PaP and how it affected them in their daily life. Individual open interviews were conducted and analyzed according to content analysis. An overarching theme was formulated: PaP means step from insecurity and fear to increased physical activity and independence if it is completed with individual support. This embraced the content of three categories: Fear prevents physical activity, To overcome fear, and To get support based on your own needs in order to advance. PaP cannot replace physiotherapy but PaP increase self-efficacy and physical activity after hip fracture. It is important to ask the patients about their fear and what kind of individual support they need.
Keren Grinberg is a lecture in the Ruppin Academic Center, Department of Nursing, Israel. Her expertise is in the follow research domains: Children\'s health/ Inequality between subgroups consumption of health services / health promotion, Pain syndromes in women and women\'s health, Palliative care, Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) of pain. In addition she has experience in the study of nursing education.
Statement of the Problem: Euthanasia is a desire to ease the suffering of the patient suffering from pain due to terminal illness and incurable. On the one hand, opponents of euthanasia argue that the value of the sanctity of life is a supreme value, which is also anchored in the basic law in Israel. Those who hold this position claim that if euthanasia is approved under certain circumstances, this will lead to a devaluation of the sanctity of life, to the extent that the death is allowed even in less obvious cases. On the other hand, advocates of euthanasia argue that the right of a person to die with dignity, the human right to autonomy over his body, and his right not to suffer should be preferred. No studies have examined the relationship between religiosity and the degree of support for euthanasia. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore if people with an affinity to religion more opposed to euthanasia.\r\n\r\nMethodology & Theoretical Orientation: A socio- demographic questionnaire and a questionnaire that examined the degree of religiosity, opinions and attitudes regarding euthanasia included 33 items and were divided to 228 people from the religious and secular sectors.\r\n\r\nFindings: 74.2% of the study participants belonged to the secular sector, 25.8 % to the religious. The greater the degree of religiosity, the smaller the support for euthanasia. In addition, there was a negative correlation between religiosity and all types of euthanasia support (p<0.001).\r\n\r\nConclusion & Significance: The issue of euthanasia is a sensitive and controversial issue, and religion has an impact on it. Medical staff should recognize the different points of view increase cultural sensitivity using variety of tools and methods of treatment in order to contribute to the patient\'s and his family\'s satisfaction with the end-of-life.