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Att vårda patienter i livets slutskede: Systematisk litteraturstudie ur sjuksköterskors perspektiv
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Background: End of life care is a short period, which aims to reduce suffering and to promote a high quality of life for patients and relatives. The care shall be based on the patient as a unique human and their needs, even relatives are an important part of the care. The spiritual and social needs can be forgotten by nurses. To improve this care requires a better understanding of nurses’ experiences when caring for patients at the end of life. Nursing theorist Eriksson is the basis for the theoretical perspective of the work.

Aim: To describe the nurse's experiences of caring for patients in the end of life.

Method: Qualitative approach, systematic literature study with descriptive synthesis.

Finding: After the analysis two themes and four subthemes emerged. Theme 1) proximity in the care that included: to experience the care as meaningful, to be personally concerned. Theme 2) cooperation in the care that included: to be in a need of collaboration, to facilitate participation of the patients.

Conclusions: Nurses experience the care as meaningful, caring can provoke nurses' thoughts about their life and death. Collaboration with colleagues facilitates the care. It is important that nurses are responsive and confirms patient needs, and inform them of their state of health in order to facilitate their involvement in care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 40
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38839OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-38839DiVA, id: diva2:1190174
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Caring Science
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Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2018-03-20Bibliographically approved

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