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Balancing a Changed Life Situation: The Lived Experience From Next of Kin to Persons With Inoperable Lung Cancer
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing Science. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in the West of Östergötland, Department of Medical Specialist.
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1588-135X
2011 (English)In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPICE and PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, ISSN 1049-9091, Vol. 28, no 2, 82-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the experiences of quality of life/life situation among those who were next of kin to persons with inoperable lung cancer. Data were collected in qualitative interviews, where 11 next of kin articulated their lived experiences, and were interpreted through interpretive phenomenology. Four themes were identified: changed life situation, experiences of uncertainty due to awareness of the ill persons changed health status, interpersonal relationships, and false hopes due to health care professionals treatment. These four themes gave a structure presenting the essence: balancing a changed life situation. The findings of the study point out the importance of promoting support for the next of kin, because they are significantly affected by the changed life situation. There is a need to identify their needs and to support them.

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Prime National Publishing Corporation , 2011. Vol. 28, no 2, 82-89 p.
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next of kin, quality of life, life situation, inoperable lung cancer, interpretive phenomenology, balancing life
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66899DOI: 10.1177/1049909110375246ISI: 000287937000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66899DiVA: diva2:405242
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Original Publication: Karin Steinvall, Helena Johansson and Carina Berterö, Balancing a Changed Life Situation: The Lived Experience From Next of Kin to Persons With Inoperable Lung Cancer, 2011, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPICE and PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, (28), 2, 82-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909110375246 Copyright: Prime National Publishing Corporation http://www.uk.sagepub.com/ Available from: 2011-03-21 Created: 2011-03-21 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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