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Sjuksköterkors uppleverlser av att bedriva palliativ vård i ordinärt boende
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]



Aim. The aim of the study was to describe how nurses in home care experience to pursue palliative care in ordinary housing. Methods. The study had a descriptive design with qualitative approach and was carried out through semi-structured interviews with 14 nurses in home health care from two medium-sized Swedish municipalities. The material was analyzed with manifest and latent content analysis. Findings. The underlying theme that emerged in the study was: Working with palliative care in the patient´s own homes is positive but challenging. Informants describe among other things that they perceived palliative home care as meaningful and that relatives have a central role in the palliative home care since they are close to the patient around the clock. The stress that emerges from the heavy work load and the long geographic distances are described as strenuous and to affect the care in a negative way. Informants describe the home environment as challenging as it is often not adapted for care and the collaboration with the palliative team is described to be experienced as both positive and negative. Conclusion.The nurses in the study experienced working with palliative home care as positive but challenging. By clarifying the most challenging parts of the work such as stress, the home environments configuration and that the consultant team is not available for contact around the clock, can enhance the understanding for which areas of improvement there is in the area of ​​palliative home care. It is also of importance to illuminate the parts that the nurses experienced as positive, to thereby maintaining and clarifying those parts within the work which contributes to enhance the nurses work satisfaction.


Keyword: experience, home care, nurse, palliative care

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19727Archive number: VAÄVT15-01OAI: diva2:822755
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Nursing science
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Specialist nursing – master’s programme (one year)
Available from: 2015-06-17 Created: 2015-06-17 Last updated: 2015-06-17Bibliographically approved

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