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Möjligheter och hinder inom palliativ vård i hemmet: upplevelser ur ett sjuksköterskeperspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The need for palliative care at home hasincreased in recent years as more people wish to die in their own homes. Toperform good palliative care by addressing patients' needs and desires of lifecare requires a better understanding of how nurses experience palliative careat home.


Aim: The aim of the study was todescribe nurses experiences of caring for patients in palliative care in homecare.


Method: The method was asystematic literature review and the article search resulted in elevenqualitative articles. An inductive qualitative approach was used where nursesdifferent experiences was identified.


Results: Our results are reportedunder two themes:Opportunities and Barriers. Palliative carein home care experiencedby nurses in variousways in which personalgrowth, experience, guidance,trustful communication, cooperation and self-knowledgewas opportunies thatemerged. Barriers experienced by nurseswas ineffective communication,lack of time and abuseof power in palliative care at home. A trusting relationship betweennurses, patients andrelatives, continuous mentoring and reflectionwas considered by nurses to be equippedto carry out worthy of-life care.


Conclusion: This literature review shows the need for knowledgeabout how societynurses perceive opportunitiesand barriers inpalliative care in order toeventually be able to develop and assure the quality of care.

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2011. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
palliative care, nurses experience, opportunities, barriers, home care
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-11949OAI: diva2:419517
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Health care science
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 hp
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-06-01 Created: 2011-05-27 Last updated: 2011-06-01Bibliographically approved

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