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The room as metaphor: next-of-kin's experiences in end-of-life care
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Mälardalens University College ; Haraldsplass University College, Norway.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0017-5188
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Palliative Care, ISSN 2356-7074, Vol. 2015, article id 357827Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The “room” in end-of-life is a phenomenon that needs deeper understanding as it is a dimension that shows how health and suffering are shaped. Research on the concept of room was chosen as theoretical foundation in this study in order to reach a profound understanding of the next-of-kin’s “room” in end-of-life care. Lassenius’s hermeneutic interpretation inmetaphorical language was used as an deductive-inductive approach to the empirical data. The data material comprised 33 interviews with next-of-kin about their experiences of end-of-life care when being close to a relative dying from a cancer disease. The analysis of the data formed four cases: the Standby, the Asylum, the Wall, and the Place.These cases lend their voices to the experiences of the next-of-kin in the study.The findings of this study explain and may well assist nurses to understand the experiences of being next-of-kin in end-of-life care as forming a room of rest from the suffering, a room of controlling the suffering, a room of hiding from the suffering, and a room of belonging.

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2015. Vol. 2015, article id 357827
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52153DOI: 10.1155/2015/357827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-52153DiVA, id: diva2:921111
Available from: 2016-04-19 Created: 2016-04-19 Last updated: 2018-02-01Bibliographically approved

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