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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.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. (Ctr Collaborat Palliat Care)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. (Ctr Collaborat Palliat Care)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3155-575x
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. (Ctr Collaborat Palliat Care)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9714-4056
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, ISSN 1357-6321, E-ISSN 2052-286X, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 193-201Article in journal (Refereed) 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, no 4, p. 193-201
Keywords [en]
Care of the dying, Dignity, Health professionals, Palliative care
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
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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, 20152002Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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