A qualitative study of assistant nurses' experiences of palliative care in residential care
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

Aim: To explore assistant nurses' experiences and perceptions of both positive and negative aspects of providing palliative care for older people in residential care facilities. Design: A qualitative explorative study. Methods: Critical incidents were collected through semi-structured face-to-face interviews and analysed by performing a qualitative content analysis. Results: A total of 40 critical incidents from daily work was described by assistant nurses. The results showed that close cooperation between unlicensed and licensed professionals was crucial to provide good care but was sometimes negatively affected by the organizational structure. The availability of professionals was identified as a critical factor in providing good care at the end of life in a consultative organization. The most prominent findings were those that indicated that, especially in a consultative organization, there seems to be a need for clear roles, comprehensive and clear care plans and a solid support structure to ensure continuity of care.

organization

assistant nurses

palliative care

critical incident technique

Sweden

Författare

Camilla Udo

Högskolan i Dalarna

Center for Clinical Research Dalarna

Maria Neljesjo

Högskolan i Dalarna

Ingegerd Stromkvist

Högskolan i Dalarna

Marie Elf

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsdesign

NURSING OPEN

2054-1058 (ISSN)

Vol. 5 4 527-535

Ämneskategorier

Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi

Omvårdnad

Socialt arbete

DOI

10.1002/nop2.159

PubMed

30338098

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Senast uppdaterat

2018-12-11