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Sjuksköterska inom allmän palliativ vård: 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.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nurse in general palliative care (English)
Abstract [en]

The population becomes older and many patients are dependent of palliative care. The nurse role in palliative care consists of relationship building, supporting patient and relatives, communication and coordinating care. Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) and palliative directory are useful toolsets working with palliative patienst, but more guidelines are needed to be developed. The aim of this study was to describe nurse´s experiences of general palliative care.

The analysis results into three main themes and six subthemes. Main themes were loneliness, inadequacy and meaningfulness and the subthemes were requirements to coordinate care, frustration when interacting with other professions, uncertainty in the relationship with the patient and family, stress when there is lack of resources, satisfaction with personal development and awareness in the professional role. This study shows a predominant negative depiction of the palliative care. There is lack of resources in all care units and nurses become frustrated and get the feeling of inadequacy. Experience in palliative care however increases the condition of development in nurse's personality and professional role.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Empathy, experience, nurses, palliative care, sympathy
Keyword [sv]
Empati, erfarenhet, sjuksköterskor, palliativ vård, sympati
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9241Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:912830
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Available from: 2016-03-22 Created: 2016-03-18 Last updated: 2016-03-22Bibliographically approved

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