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Only a small proportion of cancer patients undergo radical radiotherapy to the head and neck, but their needs are particularly complex. Although extensive research describes the side-effects of radiotherapy to the head and neck, few studies focus on patients' subjective experiences of eating problems and the impact these have on the patients' daily life. In(More)
This descriptive study aimed to examine the occurrence and treatment of eating problems, and their causes and consequences during the trajectory of care for patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy. The method used was a review of patient records, conducted by means of an audit instrument developed for the study. The instrument audits(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to acquire a deeper understanding of what it is to be an intensive care nurse in situations related to questions of withholding or withdrawing curative treatment. BACKGROUND Nurses in intensive care units regularly face critically ill patients. Some patients do not benefit from the treatment and die after days(More)
Most studies concerning older people's health and well-being have focused on their ill health, disease and complaints and have mainly been conducted with a quantitative design. Hence, there is still a need for qualitative studies in which these peoples' own views on health and well-being are shown, especially when they are dependent on health care in a(More)
The purpose of this study was to acquire a deeper understanding of head and neck cancer patients' lived experiences of daily life during the trajectory of care, with a focus on eating problems. Nine patients were interviewed in an open dialogue approximately 6 to 8 weeks after completion of radiotherapy. The data analysis was carried out using(More)
The extensive amount of studies on clinical supervision during the nursing students' clinical programmes has shown that supervision most often is given on a one-to-one basis, and that many challenges are embedded in this kind of supervision. In some studies group supervision has been used, with mostly successful effects according to the nursing students. At(More)
Liver transplant is a new treatment for familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe the experience of waiting for a liver transplant from the familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy patients' perspective. Unstructured and open-ended interviews were conducted with 14 familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy patients(More)
Nurse turnover may decrease the quality of nursing care due to the loss of knowledge. It also results in high costs for the employer. Hence, the factors contributing to nurse turnover, if correctly understood, are important in order to know how to reduce it. This study aimed at exploring what contributing factors nurses who had decided to leave referred to(More)
Nurses in nursing homes care for patients with complex health problems that need to be followed up by medical treatment. Most patients benefit from the treatment, but for some the treatment seems only to lengthen their death process. Sometimes questions are raised as to whether life-sustaining treatment should be withheld/withdrawn. Decisions related to(More)
Nineteen patients, who had undergone liver transplantation for familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, had answered a quality of life questionnaire including 61 questions on somatic and mental symptoms, social aspects of life, confidence and satisfaction before, one year, and two years after transplantation. We found that patient satisfaction was generally(More)