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Segesten, K.

Relatives in end-of-life care - part 2: a theory for enabling safety

Aim.  To develop a goal-oriented praxis theory for enabling safety for relatives when an adult or older patient is close to end-of-life.

Background.  This is the second part of a project focusing on the situation and needs of relatives in end-of-life care. Our interpretation of the existing corpus of knowledge pertaining to the needs of close relatives in this situation showed the significance of relatives’ need for safety.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Like a shadow - on becoming a stroke victim's relative

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability in the western world. Given the ageing population in Sweden, the number of people suffering from stroke is likely to increase in the future. Stroke alters the lives of both patients and their relatives. Few studies have explored first time affected relatives’ experiences of suddenly becoming a relative to a stroke victim, before the relatives decide whether or not to become informal carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10