SJUKSKÖTERSKANS UPPLEVELSER AV ATT VÅRDA PATIENTER I LIVETS SLUTSKEDE : En systematisk litteraturstudie
Sammanfattning: Background: Death is a universal reality that affects all people. The registered nurse is responsible for alleviating the suffering and offering the best possible quality of life to the patients and their relatives. When the nurse feels that her own knowledge and understanding is not sufficient, they cannot satisfy the needs of patients. Previous research shows that patients in the final stages of life experience anxiety when incorrect information is given. Palliative care is based on four cornerstones: symptom relief, teamwork, communication and relationships, and support for relatives. Aim: To describe the nurse's experiences of caring for patients at the end of life. Method: Systematic literature study with description synthesis and the results based on ten qualitative scientific articles. Result: The analysis resulted in two themes; See the unique person and Challenges in the care that describe nurses' experiences with five sub-themes that answer the purpose. Conclusion: Caring for patients at the end of life is perceived by nurses as a challenge. Challenges are related to nurses' lack of knowledge, and this in turn was considered that they needed more education, as well as difficulties in meeting relatives who affect care. The nurses experienced that with increased knowledge and professional experience as well as clear communication, they could contribute to one good worthy death. The care is experienced as rewarding when the nurses respond to and satisfies patients' needs in a good relationship.
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