District nurses' lived experiences of meeting significant others in advanced home care
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 29, no 1, 93-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
AIM: The aim of this study was to illuminate the meanings of district nurses' lived experiences of meeting significant others in the home when giving advanced home care to patients.
METHODS: The data was collected through 10 audio-taped narrative focus-group interviews with 36 district nurses and interpreted using a phenomenological hermeneutic approach.
FINDINGS: Three themes emerged. The first theme, Feeling close, consists of three subthemes: Being available, Sharing understanding and Being aware. The second theme, Mediating strength, contains the subthemes Being a resource and Sharing trust. Being emotionally influenced is the third theme and involves the subthemes Experiencing emotional distress and Experiencing emotional gratitude.
CONCLUSION: Meeting significant others as a district nurse in advanced home care means creating and maintaining a trustful relationship with significant others, both on a personal and family level, aiming to illuminate and respond to their needs and desires. The district nurses strive to reach a mutual understanding and co-operate to mediate support. Being a district nurse in advanced home care is both emotionally demanding and emotionally rewarding.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Vol. 29, no 1, 93-100 p.
advanced home care, caring, district nurse, family, family nursing, informal care providers, palliative care, phenomenological hermeneutic, relationships, significant other
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88628DOI: 10.1111/scs.12134ISI: 000350285500009PubMedID: 24684479OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-88628DiVA: diva2:716595