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Jesús Martín Martín

Departamento de Enfermería de la Persona Adulta
Facultad de Enfermería. Universidad de Navarra
Líneas de investigación
Innovación para un cuidado centrado en la Persona, Atención a la familia en el final de la vida

Publicaciones científicas más recientes (desde 2010)

Autores: Olano Lizarraga, Maddi; Zaragoza Salcedo, Amparo (Autor de correspondencia); Martín Martín, Jesús; et al.
ISSN 0309-2402  Vol. 76  Nº 1  2020  págs. 275 - 286
Aim To explore the perception of normality in life experienced by patients with chronic heart failure. Design A hermeneutic phenomenological study was conducted. Methods Individual conversational interviews were held with 20 outpatients with chronic heart failure between March 2014-July 2015. Van Manen's phenomenology of practice method was used for data analysis. Results From the analysis, four main themes emerged: (a) Accepting my new situation; (b) Experiencing satisfaction with life; (c) Continuing with my family, social and work roles; and (d) Hiding my illness from others. Conclusions The present study makes a novel contribution to understanding the importance of the perception of normality in the lives of patients with chronic heart failure. It was found that patients need to incorporate this health experience into their lives and reach a 'new normal', thus achieving well-being. Several factors were identified that can help promote this perception in their lives; therefore, nursing interventions should be designed to help develop scenarios encouraging this normalization process. Impact Although the implications of having a sense of normality or experiencing 'normalization' of the illness process in life have been studied in other chronic patient populations, no studies to date have examined how patients with chronic heart failure experience this phenomenon in their lives. For the first time, the results of this research prove that the perception of normality is a key aspect in the experience of living with chronic heart failure.
Autores: Martín Martín, Jesús (Autor de correspondencia); Olano Lizarraga, Maddi; Saracíbar Razquin, María Isabel
ISSN 0020-7489  Vol. 64  2016  págs. 1 - 12
Introduction: One of the key aspects of the care of terminal patients is care delivered in their own home. Increasingly, the process of dying is moving from hospitals to homes. Although this process is directly related to the support of the social health environment, the involvement of family caregivers is essential. Given the impact that caring for a terminally ill family member has on people's lives, it is necessary to comprehend their personal experience in a holistic way. Objective: To reveal the experience of family caregivers who are caring for a terminal patient in their home. Design: A qualitative systematic review of articles published from 2000 to 2015 was conducted between March and September of 2015. The following databases were consulted: CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, SciELO and Dialnet. After applying the selection criteria, 12 relevant studies were identified. Subsequently, two of the reviewers jointly performed a qualitative content analysis of them. Results: The analysis permitted the caregivers' experiences to be grouped into five themes: 1) Learning the diagnosis: uncertainty about the future and the prospects of death; 2) Feeling the physical and emotional burden of care; 3) Experiencing a limited life; 4) Redefining the relationship with the person being cared for; and 5) Valuing the importance of the support of the environment. Conclusions: This review shows that caring for a family member with advanced illness in the home has a great impac
Autores: Olano Lizarraga, Maddi; Simón-Ricart Cenizo, Aurora; Ara Lucea, María Pilar; et al.
ISSN 1474-5151  Vol. 15  Nº Supl 1  2016  págs. S22 - S23
Background: Chronic heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome that causes progressive deterioration in the state of health and has a large impact on the well-being and lives of patients. The continually changing circumstances and vital threat that accompanies HF results in some patients having the need to attain hope, an important aspect that will help them to carry on with their lives.
Autores: Martín Martín, Jesús (Autor de correspondencia); Carvajal Valcárcel, Ana; Arantzamendi Solabarrieta, María
ISSN 1137-6627  Vol. 38  Nº 3  2015  págs. 439 - 452
A quarter of the people with heart failure are at an advanced stage of the disease, during which they experience numerous common and distressing symptoms that have an impact on all spheres of their life. In this context, there is a need for frequent assessment and clinical monitoring of patients. The aim of this review is to identify the instruments used in assessing patients with advanced heart failure. For the purposes of this study, any type of questionnaire, scale or functional test used to assess some aspect of these patients was considered to be an instrument. Forty-nine tools were identified that make it possible to assess symptoms, psychological, cognitive and spiritual aspects and quality of life. The information provided on the most used instruments and their availability and applicability is a first step for their possible integration into daily clinical practice. Thus, professionals who work with these patients can improve the identification of specific needs, enabling their subsequent management and monitoring.