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Family members' experiences of care of the dying in residential care homes where the Liverpool Care Pathway was used

Andersson, Sofia; Lindqvist, Olav; Fürst, Carl Johan LU and Brännström, Margareta (2018) In International Journal of Palliative Nursing 24(4). p.194-202
Abstract

Background: Residential care homes (RCHs) are increasingly becoming a common place of death for older people. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe family members' experiences of care of the dying in RCHs where the Liverpool care pathway for the dying patient was used. Methods: This study had a descriptive qualitative study design. Fifteen (n=15) individual interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in three themes: being confident in a familiar and warm atmosphere, being involved vs not being involved in end-of-life (EoL) care, and being consoled by witnessing the health professional's endeavour to relieve suffering. Significance of results: The results indicated that taking part in... (More)

Background: Residential care homes (RCHs) are increasingly becoming a common place of death for older people. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe family members' experiences of care of the dying in RCHs where the Liverpool care pathway for the dying patient was used. Methods: This study had a descriptive qualitative study design. Fifteen (n=15) individual interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in three themes: being confident in a familiar and warm atmosphere, being involved vs not being involved in end-of-life (EoL) care, and being consoled by witnessing the health professional's endeavour to relieve suffering. Significance of results: The results indicated that taking part in a care plan seems to increase family members' feelings of involvement in EoL care. This study also highlights the family members' needs for increased possibilities for EoL discussions with the GP.

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Clinical intervention, End of life, Family members, Liverpool care pathway, Nursing home
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International Journal of Palliative Nursing
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24
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9 pages
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Mark Allen
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1357-6321
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10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.4.194
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English
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  author       = {Andersson, Sofia and Lindqvist, Olav and Fürst, Carl Johan and Brännström, Margareta},
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  keyword      = {Clinical intervention,End of life,Family members,Liverpool care pathway,Nursing home},
  language     = {eng},
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  number       = {4},
  pages        = {194--202},
  publisher    = {Mark Allen},
  series       = {International Journal of Palliative Nursing},
  title        = {Family members' experiences of care of the dying in residential care homes where the Liverpool Care Pathway was used},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.4.194},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2018},
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