Living with incurable cancer at the end of life--patients' perceptions on quality of life.

@article{Johansson2006LivingWI,
  title={Living with incurable cancer at the end of life--patients' perceptions on quality of life.},
  author={Christina Melin Johansson and Bertil Axelsson and Ella Danielson},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={391-9}
}
This study describes incurably ill cancer patients' perceptions of the quality of life at the end of life. Purposeful sampling was used to get as comprehensive descriptions as possible about quality of life. Five patients participated in repeated focus groups. Content analysis showed that the patients emphasized what they could perform and enjoy in daily life, not their shortcomings. Five themes were developed: "valuing ordinariness in life," "maintaining a positive life," "alleviated suffering… CONTINUE READING

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