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Arbetsterapi inom palliativ vård
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe and provide an overview of occupational therapy in palliative care. To answer the aim of the study a literature review with systematic and unsystematic search of the literature were conducted. Thirteen articles met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed for quality and analyzed based on a qualitative content analysis supported by a theoretical framework. The analysis resulted in an overall theme: Professional reasoning is an intertwined process to meet clients needs, and five sub-themes: interactive-, narrative-, scientific-, pragmatic- and ethical reasoning. The results show that occupational therapy in palliative care is complex and differ from traditional occupational therapy. Therefore, Occupational therapists have made some changes in their work and in their professional reasoning to be able to meet the needs of palliative clients. Conclusions that can be drawn from this study is that occupational therapy, with its unique focus on everyday activities and creative activities, have a lot to contribute within palliative care. However, the role which outlines the application of the profession is vague. Therefore, occupational therapists need to highlight their competence and contribution within palliative care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Occupational therapy, Palliative care, Professional reasoning, Terminally ill
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52676Local ID: 9c75691e-31c6-40c6-9bae-c599d858577cOAI: diva2:1026047
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20120530 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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