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Sjuksköterskans upplevelse av att vårda patienter i palliativt skede i hemmet: 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
The nurse´s experience of giving palliative care to patients, in the patients' own home (English)
Abstract [en]

Background The need for advanced palliative homecare is increasing. More patients choose to be cared for in their homes at the terminal stage of their illness. The central part is that the patients are in focus and their need is going to be full filled. The aim of palliative care is built on a solid foundation of nursing philosophy and quality of life are in focus where cure no longer is possible. The nurses' responsibility is to improve life quality, ease symptoms, and to give existential support to patients and related persons. Aim The aim of the study was to illuminate the nurse´s experience of giving palliative care to the patient in the patient's home.Method A literature based study of ten qualitative articles has been conducted. Result Categories that emerged;Feeling vulnerable, subcategories: Feelings of lack of confidence, Feelings of powerlessness, Fear of mistakes, Feelings of frustrationTakes courage and strength, subcategories: A multifaceted work, Feelings of support in colleaguesShow consideration, subcategories: An act of balance, Honesty is a virtue Conclusion The theme that emerged was that the nurses felt that it was a privileged experience to nurse the palliative patient in the patient's own home and the nurses expressed a feeling that it was a great experience to be there for the patient.The authors propose that strategies for how to give good palliative care is being implemented in the basic nurse education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
End of life care, experience, home care, nursing care, palliative care
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9369Local ID: EXO501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9369DiVA: diva2:934851
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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