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Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att vårda patienter i ett palliativt skede: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nurses’ experiences of caring for patients in a palliative stage : A literature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Providing palliative care evokes different types of feelings amongst nurses. A third of all dying people in Sweden occur in hospital wards. It is therefore important to raise awareness about what emotional impact palliative care has on nurses working in hospital wards. Aim: To highlight nurses’ experiences of caring for patients in a palliative stage, in inpatient somatic care. Method: To contribute to evidence-based care based on analysis of qualitative research. A total of nine scientific articles where analyzed according to Friberg (2017). Result: Three main themes emerged with ten subthemes. Rewarding and satisfying to practice palliative care, was about the positive feelings nurses experiences when doing all they could for the patient and striving to provide ideal care. Difficulties in palliative care, was about the emotional stress nurses felt, the nurse’s recognition in patients’ situation and the difficulties they experienced within inpatient somatic environment. Lack of support and knowledge, was about nurses’ experienced lack of knowledge, feelings of exclusion in the palliative care team and the importance of support from colleagues. Conclusion: The results shows that nurses experience both negative and positive feelings in providing palliative care within inpatient somatic care. The result also emphasizes that nurse’s experience a lack of knowledge in palliative care and the importance that nurses receive support from their colleagues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
Palliative care, end of life care, nurses experiences, adult patients, inpatient somatic care.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14295Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14295DiVA, id: diva2:1339954
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-01 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved

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