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"Det är jag som är döden… Jag har kommit för att hämta dig. Är du rädd?" - En uppsats om samtal inom den palliativa vården

Runervik, Hanna LU and Kleiman, Josefina LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
The goal of this essay has been to analyze how hospital counselors establish a professional relationship with dying patients and treat them with compassion and professionalism. We wanted to find out how a counselor creates a supportive conversation and how a balance through closeness and distance is established. A qualitative study was done were we interviewed eight hospital counselors tied to palliative care units in Sweden. Our results were analyzed in the perspective of professional ethics and coping. The counselors are guiding their patients through different stages of existential crises. During this study we reached the conclusion that it is very important that the counselors in the meeting with patients are able to provide a balance... (More)
The goal of this essay has been to analyze how hospital counselors establish a professional relationship with dying patients and treat them with compassion and professionalism. We wanted to find out how a counselor creates a supportive conversation and how a balance through closeness and distance is established. A qualitative study was done were we interviewed eight hospital counselors tied to palliative care units in Sweden. Our results were analyzed in the perspective of professional ethics and coping. The counselors are guiding their patients through different stages of existential crises. During this study we reached the conclusion that it is very important that the counselors in the meeting with patients are able to provide a balance between closeness and distance. If the counselor becomes to close with the patient the professional relationship could pass into a friendship. This will make the purpose of the contact suffering. The counselors have told that it is through self-awareness and many years of experience that they are able to create a balance between closeness and distance. (Less)
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author
Runervik, Hanna LU and Kleiman, Josefina LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20142
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Compassion., Hospital counselor, Professional relationship, Palliative care, Existential issues
language
Swedish
id
4940370
date added to LUP
2015-01-23 14:29:50
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2015-01-29 10:54:21
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  abstract     = {The goal of this essay has been to analyze how hospital counselors establish a professional relationship with dying patients and treat them with compassion and professionalism. We wanted to find out how a counselor creates a supportive conversation and how a balance through closeness and distance is established. A qualitative study was done were we interviewed eight hospital counselors tied to palliative care units in Sweden. Our results were analyzed in the perspective of professional ethics and coping. The counselors are guiding their patients through different stages of existential crises. During this study we reached the conclusion that it is very important that the counselors in the meeting with patients are able to provide a balance between closeness and distance. If the counselor becomes to close with the patient the professional relationship could pass into a friendship. This will make the purpose of the contact suffering. The counselors have told that it is through self-awareness and many years of experience that they are able to create a balance between closeness and distance.},
  author       = {Runervik, Hanna and Kleiman, Josefina},
  keyword      = {Compassion.,Hospital counselor,Professional relationship,Palliative care,Existential issues},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Det är jag som är döden… Jag har kommit för att hämta dig. Är du rädd?" - En uppsats om samtal inom den palliativa vården},
  year         = {2015},
}