oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Striving for a balance between leading and following the patient and family - nurses' strategies to facilitate the transition from life-prolonging care to palliative care: an interview study
Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Örebro University Hospital.
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9209-5179
2018 (English)In: BMC Palliative Care, ISSN 1472-684X, E-ISSN 1472-684X, Vol. 17, no 1, article id 55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The transition from life-prolonging to palliative care (PC) can be challenging often characterized by psychical, physiological, social and existential changes. Knowledge of how to support the patient and family in this specific care phase is lacking, and this area needs to be further explored. The aim of this study was to investigate strategies that registered nurses (RNs) use to ease the transition from life-prolonging care to PC for patients with incurable disease.

METHODS: The study has a descriptive design. Fourteen RNs working in a specialized PC unit were interviewed. The data were analysed using content analysis.

RESULTS: The RNs' strategies can be described under the categories "Getting to know the patient and creating a relationship", "Providing support", "Adapting to individuals' needs" and "Enabling conversations".

CONCLUSION: The findings show that the RNs in this population used strategies that not only took time but also required knowledge about the transition process and required the ability to identify and meet patients' and families' unique needs. Patients' difficult and exposed situation needs to be addressed through a structured follow-up after informing about the change from life-prolonging care to PC. RNs have a unique role of supporting both the patient and the family in the transition from life-prolonging care to PC for patients with incurable disease.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2018. Vol. 17, no 1, article id 55
Keywords [en]
Interviews, Palliative nursing care, Qualitative research
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-66441DOI: 10.1186/s12904-018-0311-7ISI: 000429290100001PubMedID: 29615009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85044759340OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-66441DiVA, id: diva2:1198226
Note

Funding Agency:

Örebro University

Available from: 2018-04-17 Created: 2018-04-17 Last updated: 2018-04-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Allvin, RenéeBlomberg, Karin

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Allvin, RenéeBlomberg, Karin
By organisation
School of Medical SciencesÖrebro University HospitalSchool of Health Sciences
In the same journal
BMC Palliative Care
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 10 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf