Jane Österlind

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AIM To describe nursing students' reasoning about emotionally demanding questions concerning the care of dying patients. METHODS The Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying (FATCOD) Scale was completed by students at the beginning of their education, and there was great variation in the responses to five items. At a follow-up measurement in the second(More)
Nursing education needs to prepare students for care of dying patients. The aim of this study was to describe the development of nursing students' attitudes toward caring for dying patients and their perceived preparedness to perform end-of-life care. A longitudinal study was performed with 117 nursing students at six universities in Sweden. The students(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to deepen the understanding of how older persons living in a nursing home experience life close to death. BACKGROUND A move to and a life in a nursing home while being close to death is a reality for many older people in Sweden. Being able to express thoughts and feelings about death has been described as both crucial for(More)
AIM To describe Swedish first-year undergraduate nursing students' attitudes toward care of dying patients. Possible influences such as age, earlier care experiences, care education, experiences of meeting dying patients and place of birth were investigated. METHOD The Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD) was used in six universities.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is part of the overarching PVIS (Palliative Care in Nursing Homes) project aimed at building competence in palliative care for nursing home staff. Our objective was to describe nursing home staff's attitudes to competence-building programs in palliative care. METHOD Three different programs were developed by specialist staff from(More)
AIM To explore women's experiences of living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at home. DESIGN An explorative and descriptive qualitative design. METHODS A consecutive sample of nine women with COPD living at home. Data were collected in 2014 using semi-structured interviews and analysed using a qualitative content analysis. RESULTS(More)
AIM To describe Swedish nursing students' perceptions of caring for dying people after the first year of a three year in a nursing programme at three university nursing schools in Sweden. METHODS Interviews (n=17) were undertaken with nursing students at the end of their first year. A phenomenographic approach was used to design and structure the analysis(More)
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