The Meaning of Being Supportive for Family Caregivers as Narrated by Registered Nurses Working in Palliative Homecare

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Peter Stoltz, Maud Lindholm, Giggi Udén, Ania Willman
Title: The Meaning of Being Supportive for Family Caregivers as Narrated by Registered Nurses Working in Palliative Homecare
Translated title: Innebörden av att stödja familjevårdare såsom det berättas av sjuksköterskor i palliativ hemsjukvård
Journal: Nursing Science Quarterly
Year: 2006
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Pagination: 163-173
ISSN: 0894-3184
Publisher: Sage Publication
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Health Science (Sektionen för hälsa)
School of Health Science S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/hal/
Authors e-mail: ania.willman@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of being supportive to family caregivers who care for a relative at home as narrated by registered nurses. The context used to allow for the meaning of being supportive to be illuminated was palliative home care. The study uses a phenomenological-hermeneutical method inspired by the philosophy of Ricoeur. Data consisted of narrative interviews, which were analyzed in three recurring phases: naive reading, structural analysis and interpreted whole. Twenty nurses from the hospitals in Sweden participated in the study. Two core themes were found: forming a relationship and keeping caregiving at home.
Summary in Swedish: Sjusköterskor som arbetar i palliativ vård i hemmet har berättat om vad det innebär att ge stöd till en familjemedlem som vårdar i hemmet. Studien är analyserad med fenomenologisk-hermeneutisk metod. Nyckelord: familjevårdare, pallaitiv vård, stöd
Subject: Nursing & Caring Sciences\General
Keywords: family caregiver, palliative care, support
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