Sjuksköterskans upplevelser av att vårda patienter i ett palliativt slutskede : – En litteraturstudie
Abstract (Summary)The conception of ”Palliative” originates from the Latin concept “Pallium” which means relieving care which differentiates from curative care. Palliative care does not only focus on the patient’s wellbeing and comfort but also the intimates. Nursing of dying patients could be mentally trying and affects both the nurses’ private life and its professional role.The purpose of the study was to describe the nurses’ experiences from nursing patients in a palliative final phase. The method that has been used in this thesis is a systematic literature study where eleven articles have been analyzed. The result is presented on the basis of three categories; the nurse’s occupational role, factors that affect the nurse’s wellbeing and factors that influence the palliative nursing together with thirteen subcategories. The nurses in the study chose to manage its professional role in this field either by engage or shun the patient. Several factors were discovered that complicated the palliative nursing, for instance lack of education. The study concludes that the nurse was influenced by exercising palliative nursing. However, previous work experience and personal characteristics determines the way the nurse is affected.
School:Högskolan i Skövde
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:08/14/2008