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Milberg, A.

What to do when 'there is nothing more to do'? A study within a salutogenic framework of family members' experience of palliative home care staff

The aim of this study was to develop a theoretical framework of family members' experience of palliative home care staff based on a secondary analysis of four previous studies. A salutogenic framework was used, i.e. with the origin of health in focus. Data had been collected (semi-structured tape-recorded interviews and postal questionnaires with open-ended questions) from 469 family members of mainly cancer patients referred to advanced palliative home care. Walker and Avant's strategies for theory construction were used.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Exploring comprehensibility and manageability in palliative home care: an interview study of dying cancer patients' informal carers

The presence of an informal carer is often a prerequisite for successful palliative home care, and the staff's ability to support informal carers' coping in such situations is important. Recent research has revealed that it is possible to achieve positive psychological states in palliative care despite the burdening situation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10