Palliativ vård i hemmet − närståendes upplevelser av vård vid livets slutskede : En litteraturbaserad studie

Detta är en Uppsats för yrkesexamina på grundnivå från Högskolan Väst/Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå; Högskolan Väst/Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå

Sammanfattning: Background: About 80 percent of the people dying in Sweden are considered to have been in need of palliative care. When death is approaching, due to age or illness, the ill person's and the relatives' needs must be met which is the main aim of palliative care. It has been increasingly common that people choose to be cared for in their own home in the end of life and therefore knowledge of the relatives' experience is important for the healthcare professionals. Aim: To highlight relatives' experience of palliative care at the end of life in the dying person's home. Method: A literature review based on qualitative studies. Eight articles were analyzed in five steps according to Friberg's qualitative content analysis for literature based studies. Results: Three main themes and six sub-themes emerged through the analysis. The main themes were: To fulfill a wish, To experience security and To be a caregiver. Conclusion: In order for relatives to feel confirmed as caregivers and to preserve a good health it is of great importance that the nurse communicates and makes them feel involved by giving them both support, information and the possibility to participate in the care but also to be unloaded.

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