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Fridlund, B.

Health in everyday life among spouses of haemodialysis patients: a content analysis

Despite the fact that haemodialysis requires that spouses support and assist their partner during the treatment period, little attention has been focused on their health. The aim of this study was to explore experiences of health in everyday life among spouses of haemodialysis patients. The study had an explorative and descriptive design based on content analysis. Thirteen participants were interviewed in their home without the presence of the patient.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Next-of-kin caregivers in palliative home care - from control to loss of control

Aim.  This paper is a report of a study to describe situations influencing next-of-kin caregivers’ ability to manage palliative care in the home.

Background.  Palliative home care often involves major resources from next-of-kin, municipal and county personnel. Next-of-kin caregivers’ situation is depicted as so demanding and exhausting that it can affect their mental health and limit their ability to continue as a caregiver.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12