Birgitta Wallerstedt

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The aim of the study was to describe nurses' experiences in caring for gravely ill and dying patients outside special palliative care settings. Tape-recorded qualitative interviews were conducted with a total of nine nurses in primary home care, community care and hospitals. The interviews were analysed according to phenomenological methodology, which(More)
OBJECTIVE To deepen the understanding of the variation of complexity in family members' caregiving situations, when the private home is the place for care, dying, and sitting service. METHODS Seven relatives to a deceased family member from four different families were interviewed twice. Data were analyzed by direct interpretation and categorical(More)
BACKGROUND Older persons and persons with diseases other than cancer are often discriminated against when applying for palliative care despite growing numbers of both older persons and individuals with chronic diseases. An intention for palliative care in Sweden is that all persons in the final stage of life, irrespective of age, domicile, diagnosis, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe enrolled nurses' (ENs') experiences of working in a sitting service for dying patients at home (SSH). METHOD The ENs who participated in this study had permanent jobs in community care/ primary care, but were also employed part time in a special home-sitting service organization in a municipality in the south of Sweden. Data were(More)
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