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A Spider in the Web: Role of the Palliative Care Nurse Specialist in Uganda--An Ethnographic Field Study.

Schaepe, Christiane; Bolmsjö, Ingrid LU and Campbell, Ann-Mari (2011) In American journal of hospice & palliative care 28(6). p.403-411
Abstract
Background: Palliative care is not a priority in developing countries. Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU), where nurses complete a course in clinical palliative care, is considered a model for other African countries. Aim: To explore the role of the palliative care nurse specialist (PCNS) in Uganda. METHODS: This ethnographic field study uses observations, interviews, and group interviews. Participants: In total, 20 participants are included in this study. Result: The role of the palliative care nurse specialist is multifaceted. Beyond prescribing drugs, their role is to deliver holistic care. They encounter numerous challenges in their work, but they also have the possibility to improve the quality of the patient's life.
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holistic care, challenges, Hospice Africa Uganda, nurses' role, palliative care, Uganda
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American journal of hospice & palliative care
volume
28
issue
6
pages
403 - 411
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • wos:000295991700004
  • pmid:21317130
  • scopus:80054693049
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1938-2715
DOI
10.1177/1049909110397727
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: Palliative care is not a priority in developing countries. Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU), where nurses complete a course in clinical palliative care, is considered a model for other African countries. Aim: To explore the role of the palliative care nurse specialist (PCNS) in Uganda. METHODS: This ethnographic field study uses observations, interviews, and group interviews. Participants: In total, 20 participants are included in this study. Result: The role of the palliative care nurse specialist is multifaceted. Beyond prescribing drugs, their role is to deliver holistic care. They encounter numerous challenges in their work, but they also have the possibility to improve the quality of the patient's life.},
  author       = {Schaepe, Christiane and Bolmsjö, Ingrid and Campbell, Ann-Mari},
  issn         = {1938-2715},
  keyword      = {holistic care,challenges,Hospice Africa Uganda,nurses' role,palliative care,Uganda},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {403--411},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  title        = {A Spider in the Web: Role of the Palliative Care Nurse Specialist in Uganda--An Ethnographic Field Study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909110397727},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2011},
}