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AIM The aim of this study was to describe district nurses' conceptions of medical technology in palliative homecare. BACKGROUND Medical technology has, in recent years, been widely used in palliative homecare. Personnel with varying degrees of training and knowledge must be able to handle the new technology. METHODS A descriptive design with a(More)
The effects of osmotically induced changes in cell volume on cytoplasmic free Ca (Cai) were studied in parietal cells from intact rabbit gastric glands using digital image processing of fura-2 fluorescence. In resting unstimulated cells, Cai was unaffected by either cell swelling or shrinking when osmolarity was varied between 200 and 400 mosM (isotonicity(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to describe situations influencing next-of-kin caregivers' ability to manage palliative care in the home. BACKGROUND Palliative home care often involves major resources from next-of-kin, municipal and county personnel. Next-of-kin caregivers' situation is depicted as so demanding and exhausting that it can affect(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Describe next-of-kin's conceptions of medical technology in palliative homecare. BACKGROUND Next-of-kin to palliative patients are in an exposed position with increasing responsibility. The more involved they are in the care, the greater caregiver burden they describe. Medical technology has become increasingly common in palliative(More)
The increase in the use of medical devices in palliative home care requires that patients and next-of-kin feel secure. Therefore, the aim was to describe medical technology's impact on the sense of security for patients, next-of-kin and district nurses. Deductive content analysis was conducted on data from three previous studies, using the theoretical(More)
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