Being a family in the midst of living and dying.

@article{Syrn2006BeingAF,
  title={Being a family in the midst of living and dying.},
  author={Susanne M. Syr{\'e}n and Britt-Inger Saveman and Eva Gunilla Benzein},
  journal={Journal of palliative care},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          26-32
        }
}
The aim of this study was to illuminate the way of being a family when one family member is in the midst of living and dying. A family systems frame and a life world perspective were used in interviews with five families. A qualitative analysis inspired by Giorgi revealed dialectic and dynamic processes in constant motion within and between the continua being in affinity-being in loneliness, being in power-being in helplessness, and being in continuity-being in disruption. When families were… CONTINUE READING

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