The lived experience of closeness in partners of cancer patients in the home care setting.

@article{Palm2008TheLE,
  title={The lived experience of closeness in partners of cancer patients in the home care setting.},
  author={Inger Palm and Maria J Friedrichsen},
  journal={International journal of palliative nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={6-13}
}
At present there are few data available on the experiences of closeness in partners of patients with advanced cancer. The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of closeness in partners of patients with advanced cancer in palliative home care. Ten partners of patients admitted to a palliative, hospital-based home care unit participated in this study. Tape-recorded interviews were conducted and Giorgi's phenomenological analysis was used. Three themes emerged: dimensions of… CONTINUE READING

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