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Doing one's utmost: nurses' descriptions of caring for dying patients in an intensive care environment.
AIM The aim of this study was to explore nurses' experiences and perceptions of caring for dying patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) with focus on unaccompanied patients, the proximity of familyExpand
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The lived experiences of adult intensive care patients who were conscious during mechanical ventilation: a phenomenological-hermeneutic study.
AIM The aim of this study was to illuminate the lived experience of patients who were conscious during mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD Interviews with 12 patientsExpand
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The Meaning of Awaiting Bariatric Surgery Due to Morbid Obesity
Background: The understanding of the association between the objective conditions of health and the subjective perceptions of morbidly obese patients appears to be poor. The use of objectiveExpand
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Motives for becoming a living kidney donor.
BACKGROUND Recruitment of living donors represents a medical and moral responsibility. Their motives are often complex. Categories of motives and factors causing concern were identified from aExpand
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Becoming a living kidney donor
Earlier investigations of attitudes of living kidney donors have been performed in retrospect. We saw a need to investigate in depth those motives and feelings that are relevant in potential kidneyExpand
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Wishing for deburdening through a sustainable control after bariatric surgery
The aim of this study was an in-depth investigation of the change process experienced by patients undergoing bariatric surgery. A prospective interview study was performed prior to as well as 1 and 2Expand
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Tools for environmental assessment of the built environment
During the last decades there has been an increasing interest in environmental assessments of the built environment. As a result, we can find several qualitative and quantitative assessment tools.Expand
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Close relatives' experiences of caring and of the physical environment when a loved one dies in an ICU.
AIM The aim of this study was to explore close relatives' experiences of caring and the physical environment when a loved one dies in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD Interviews were conductedExpand
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A phenomenographic study of ICU-nurses' perceptions of and attitudes to organ donation and care of potential donors.
UNLABELLED There is a lack of organs for transplantation and the number of potential organ donors is limited. Several studies indicate that the most crucial factor is the attitude to organ donationExpand
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Attitudes to organ donation among Swedish ICU nurses.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To present data on Swedish ICU nurses' attitudes to brain death and organ donation and to test a questionnaire designed to explore these issues in terms of validity andExpand
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