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Titolo:
Existential support in brain tumour patients and their spouses
Autore:
Strang, S; Strang, P; Ternestedt, BM;
Indirizzi:
Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Neurol Unit 15, S-41345 Gothenburg, Sweden Sahlgrens Univ Hosp Gothenburg Sweden S-41345 S-41345 Gothenburg, Sweden Karolinska Inst, Dept Pathol & Oncol, S-11235 Stockholm, Sweden KarolinskaInst Stockholm Sweden S-11235 ncol, S-11235 Stockholm, Sweden Univ Coll, Dept Nursing, S-11691 Stockholm, Sweden Univ Coll Stockholm Sweden S-11691 pt Nursing, S-11691 Stockholm, Sweden
Titolo Testata:
SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
fascicolo: 8, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 625 - 633
SICI:
0941-4355(200111)9:8<625:ESIBTP>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BREAKING BAD-NEWS; PALLIATIVE CARE; ADVANCED CANCER; SPIRITUALITY; BELIEFS; FAITH;
Keywords:
existential; support; brain tumour; spouses;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
40
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Strang, S Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Neurol Unit 15, S-41345 Gothenburg, Sweden Sahlgrens Univ Hosp Gothenburg Sweden S-41345 thenburg, Sweden
Citazione:
S. Strang et al., "Existential support in brain tumour patients and their spouses", SUPP CARE C, 9(8), 2001, pp. 625-633

Abstract

Caring for patients with brain tumours raises existential questions. The aims of this study were to describe the opinions of nurses, patients and next-of-kin on existential support and how this is prioritised. Patients and method: a total of 20 brain tumour patients, 16 family members and 16 nursesunderwent explorative, tape-recorded, semistructured interviews about existential issues. Results: the nurses' opinions about the importance and prioritisation of existential support could be divided into four main groups: 1) religion, 2) "a diffuse picture", 3) conversation, and 4) questions of vital importance. They generally had a favourable attitude towards existential issues but thought those issues were difficult to deal with in practice due to lack of time, lack of knowledge and fear. Without exception, patientsand family members were satisfied with the medical and physical treatment,but not with the existential support. They had, to a great extent, wished for existential support, and especially for the opportunity of talking about the existential threat that had arisen. Obstacles to this were thought tobe due to the staff being under much stress, being afraid and unskilled. The importance of closeness and presence, which decreased existential isolation, was emphasised.

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