The meaning of being supportive for family carers as narrated by registered nurses working in palliative home care

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The meaning of being supportive for family carers as narrated by registered nurses working in palliative home care
Author(s) Stoltz, Peter ; Lindholm, Maud ; Udén, Giggi ; Willman, Ania
Date 2006
English abstract
The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of being supportive to family carers who care for a relative at home as narrated by registered nurses. The context used to allow for the meaning of being supportive to be illuminated was palliative home care. The study uses a phenomenological hermeneutical method based on the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur. Data consisted of narrative interviews, transcribed verbatim into text which was analysed in three recurring phases: naive reading, structural analyses and interpreted whole. The total of 20 nurses who participated in the study were affiliated with three different hospitals in southern Sweden. Several subthemes and themes were formed from the rich material into two core themes: ‘Forming a relationship’ and ‘Keeping caregiving at home’. In the interpreted whole, dimensions to the meaning of being supportive as illuminated by the nurses narratives are discussed in relation to literature that has potential to open up for a widened and deepened understanding of the phenomenon.
Host/Issue Nursing Science Quarterly;2
Volume 19
Pages 163-173
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Family Caregivers
Nurses
phenomenology
hermeneutics
Medicine
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3171 (link to this page)
Link http://www.pubmed.gov (external link to related web page)

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