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Powerlessness and helplessness have been very little studied. The aims of this study were (1) to describe what characterise such experiences and the meaning of them to next of kin of cancer patients in advanced palliative home care and (2) to make quantifications. The study design was cross-sectional and targeted next of kin during ongoing palliative home(More)
Using a sample of 96 mergers notified to the EU Commission and logit regression techniques, we analyse the Commission's decision process. We find that the probability of a phase 2 investigation and of a prohibition of the merger increases with the parties' market shares. The probability increases also when the Commission finds high entry barriers or that(More)
There is little evidence regarding primary healthcare team members’ perceptions concerning palliative care consultation team (PCCT) and palliative care (PC) issues on their own wards. This study aimed to study whether a PCCT can influence and change primary healthcare team members’ perceptions regarding the palliative care at the end of life they are(More)
Palliative care does not end with the death of the patient, and many palliative care services offer specific follow-up services for the bereaved. The aims of this study were to quantitate perceived bereavement needs and to qualitatively describe these needs. The study design was cross-sectional and targeted family members three to nine months after the(More)
389 Background: This retrospective register study assessed OS in all mRCC patients in Sweden diagnosed before (2000-2005) and after (2006-2008) the introduction of targeted therapies, plus factors and treatment options influencing OS. METHODS Three Swedish national health registers were used: the Swedish Cancer register (diagnosis and death), the National(More)
OBJECTIVE Attachment theory has received much interest lately in relation to how adults cope with stress and severe illness. The aim of this study was using the experiences of patients and family members to explore palliative home care as a 'secure base' (a central concept within the theory). METHODS Twelve patients and 14 family members were interviewed(More)
Nausea is a common and distressing condition often regarded solely as a symptom. In many cases, however, there is a clear cause, and causal treatment is to be preferred if it is at all possible. In terminal cases, where causal treatment is not always possible, symptomatic pharmaceutical treatment combined with good care and appropriate diet is preferable.
CONTEXT Having a sense of security is vitally important to patients who have a limited life expectancy. OBJECTIVES We sought to identify the factors associated with patients' sense of security during the palliative care period. METHODS We recruited 174 adult patients (65% of those eligible) from six palliative home care units. The relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND To date there has been a paucity of research examining whether a course in palliative care influences the clinical work. Therefore a half-day course was started for different professionals. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to quantitatively and qualitatively explore professionals' experience of the usefulness and importance of such a(More)