Palliative Home Care, Grief and Bereavement

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Title Palliative Home Care, Grief and Bereavement
Author(s) Holmberg, Lena
Date 2008
English abstract
Terminal cancer and other severe deseases do not only affect the patient bur also the whole family. Terminally ill patients often choose to spend as much of their time as possible at home, thus involving family members in the care process. This book is a mother's story about the palliative home care of her dying adult son, also a father to a three-year-old daughter. The son was cared for at home while dying from leiomyosarcoma. The palliative home care and the mother's grief and bereavement are described i four stories: Hopa and disavowal versus fear and despair, Communication in action between famiy caregivers and a palliative home care team, Words that make a difference in grief and bereavement and Communication across generations. The stories are interpreted and analyzed. Trust, flexibiity, continuity, accessibility and empowerment were key concepts in the communication between the family caregivers and the palliative home care team. Emapthy based on institutions, on compassion, on shared experiences and loss, but also empathy to self, contributed to the mother's reconciliation.
Publisher Lightning Source Inc
ISBN 978-3-8364-6541-0
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7529 (link to this page)

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