The glimmering embers: experiences of hope among cancer patients in palliative home care.

@article{Olsson2011TheGE,
  title={The glimmering embers: experiences of hope among cancer patients in palliative home care.},
  author={Louise Olsson and Gunnel Ostlund and Peter Strang and Eva Jeppsson Grassman and Maria J Friedrichsen},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          43-54
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The experience of hope among cancer patients in palliative care is important information for healthcare providers, but research on the subject is sparse. The aim of this article was to explore how cancer patients admitted to palliative home care experienced the significance of hope and used hope during 6 weeks throughout the last phase of their life, and to assess their symptoms and hope status during 6 weeks throughout the last phase of their lives. METHOD Eleven adult patients… CONTINUE READING