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Dignity in life and care: the perspectives of Swedish patients in a palliative care context.
University of Gävle, Sweden;Karolinska institutet, Sweden.
Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för Hälso- och livsvetenskap (FHL), Institutionen för hälso- och vårdvetenskap (HV). (Ctr Collaborat Palliat Care)ORCID-id: 0000-0003-2606-6289
Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för Hälso- och livsvetenskap (FHL), Institutionen för hälso- och vårdvetenskap (HV). (Ctr Collaborat Palliat Care)ORCID-id: 0000-0002-3155-575x
Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för Hälso- och livsvetenskap (FHL), Institutionen för hälso- och vårdvetenskap (HV). (Ctr Collaborat Palliat Care)ORCID-id: 0000-0002-9714-4056
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2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, ISSN 1357-6321, E-ISSN 2052-286X, Vol. 25, nr 4, s. 193-201Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: How patients preserve their sense of dignity in life is an important area of palliative care that remains to be explored.

AIMS: To describe patients' perspectives of what constitutes a dignified life within a palliative care context.

METHODS: Twelve palliative care patients were interviewed about their views on living with dignity. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: What constitutes a dignified life during end-of-life care was captured by the theme 'I may be ill but I am still a human being' and presented under the categories 'preserving my everyday life and personhood', 'having my human value maintained by others through 'coherence' and 'being supported by society at large'.

CONCLUSION: Patients' sense of dignity can be preserved by their own attitudes and behaviours, by others and through public support. Health professionals need to adopt a dignity-conserving approach, for which awareness of their own attitudes and behaviours is crucial.

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Mark Allen Group , 2019. Vol. 25, nr 4, s. 193-201
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Care of the dying, Dignity, Health professionals, Palliative care
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Hälsovetenskap, Omvårdnad
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82230DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.4.193ISI: 000464949000006PubMedID: 31013197Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85064863576OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-82230DiVA, id: diva2:1307165
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The Kamprad Family Foundation, 20152002Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-04-26 Laget: 2019-04-26 Sist oppdatert: 2020-05-20bibliografisk kontrollert

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