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The meaning of quality of life: narrations by patients with incurable cancer in palliative home care
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
2008 (English)In: Palliative & Supportive Care, ISSN 1478-9515, E-ISSN 1478-9523, Vol. 6, no 3, 231-238 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study shows that it is feasible to perform individual interviews with patients approaching death and elucidate the meaning of patients' quality of life in palliative home care. Patients oscillate between being in intense suffering and having breathing space in this suffering, which somewhat opposes the traditional picture of a continuous linear deterioration. Being cared for at home by family caregivers and health care professionals provided a sense of independency and security. Being at home safeguards patients' entire life situation and increases quality of life.

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2008. Vol. 6, no 3, 231-238 p.
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cancer, home care, palliative care, qualitative, quality of life
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42304DOI: 10.1017/S1478951508000370PubMedID: 18662416OAI: diva2:409095
Available from: 2011-04-07 Created: 2011-04-07 Last updated: 2011-04-07Bibliographically approved

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