Background: End-of-life care is the later part of palliative care. The form of care is provided at hospitals, in the municipality and in the patient's home. The nurse can meet patients who are at the end of life in the various activities. The care pro-vided must be of good quality where the patient and the relatives wishes, and needs must be considered throughout the care process. The world of life is the re-ality that the person perceives based on experiences. The nurse's world of life may look different compared to the patient's and his or her relatives' world of life. Based on the nurse's world of life, experiences in care in the final stages of life can be noticed and identified, by both newly graduated and experienced. Aim: The aim was to describe nurses’ experiences of end-of-life care. Method: Literature study where 10 qualitative articles were selected from the da-tabases Cinahl complete and PubMed. Results: The nurses' experiences of end-of-life care were that good communication favored an equal relationship and good care. Relieving suffering was perceived as an important part of the end-of-life care, but there were challenges that could affect the administration of drugs. Feel-ing inadequate in nursing due to lack of resources was something the nurses felt angry and sad about. They felt emotional pressure at work that were palpable. Discussion: In the method discussion, strengths and weaknesses are discussed based on the concepts of credibility, reliability, dependability, verifiability, and transferability. The discussion of results resulted in three main findings which were: when communication was perceived to benefit relationships, not being enough as a nurse, and emotional stress. The world of life and ethics are linked to every main find.
|Date of Award||2021-Dec|
|Supervisor||Cecilia Gardsten (Supervisor) & Susanne Lindskov (Examiner)|
- Study Programme in Nursing
- End-Of-Life Care