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Leading an intervention for family caregivers-a part of nursing in palliative care
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Palliative Care Unit, Solna Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, ISSN 1357-6321, E-ISSN 2052-286X, Vol. 23, no 4, 166-172 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Professional leadership has been highlighted as an important part of successful intervention delivery. The aim of this study is to explore the narratives of nurses involved in leading a group intervention for family caregivers in palliative care. Nurses were interviewed about their experiences as group leaders in a psycho-educational group intervention, which was delivered at 10 specialised palliative home care settings, with the help of an intervention manual. Data were analysed with interpretive descriptive methodology. Three themes were identified in the analysis: embracing the leading role, developing qualities as a group leader, and professional and personal development. The results showed that the role as group leader initially was a challenge for the nurses, but that they gradually were able to develop the professional and personal skills that were required. The nurses believed that their profession was best suited to lead this kind of supportive intervention. 

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MA Healthcare Ltd , 2017. Vol. 23, no 4, 166-172 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37702DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.4.166Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018923204OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-37702DiVA: diva2:1171031
Available from: 2018-01-05 Created: 2018-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-05Bibliographically approved

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