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[From theory to reality in the palliative landscape?].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature175677
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005 Mar 17;125(6):760-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-17-2005
Author
Stig Ottesen
Inger Fossli
Trude Aamotsmo
Reidun Holten
Author Affiliation
Kompetansesenter for lindrende behandling, Onkologisk avdeling, Ullevål universitetssykehus, 0407 Oslo. stig.ottesen@uus.no
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005 Mar 17;125(6):760-2
Date
Mar-17-2005
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Female
Humans
Male
Norway
Palliative Care - methods - psychology - standards
Terminal Care - methods - psychology - standards
PubMed ID
15776073 View in PubMed
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A good death from the perspective of palliative cancer patients.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature286321
Source
Support Care Cancer. 2017 Mar;25(3):933-939
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2017
Author
Lisa Kastbom
Anna Milberg
Marit Karlsson
Source
Support Care Cancer. 2017 Mar;25(3):933-939
Date
Mar-2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude to Death
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Neoplasms - psychology - therapy
Palliative Care - methods - psychology - standards
Patient Preference - psychology
Sweden
Terminal Care - methods - psychology - standards
Terminally Ill - psychology
Abstract
Although previous research has indicated some recurrent themes and similarities between what patients from different cultures regard as a good death, the concept is complex and there is lack of studies from the Nordic countries. The aim of this study was to explore the perception of a good death in dying cancer patients in Sweden.
Interviews were conducted with 66 adult patients with cancer in the palliative phase who were recruited from home care and hospital care. Interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis.
Participants viewed death as a process. A good death was associated with living with the prospect of imminent death, preparing for death and dying comfortably, e.g., dying quickly, with independence, with minimised suffering and with social relations intact. Some were comforted by their belief that death is predetermined. Others felt uneasy as they considered death an end to existence. Past experiences of the death of others influenced participants' views of a good death.
Healthcare staff caring for palliative patients should consider asking them to describe what they consider a good death in order to identify goals for care. Exploring patients' personal experience of death and dying can help address their fears as death approaches.
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27837324 View in PubMed
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