Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Experiences of relatives with outpatient palliative care : a cross-sectional study
Authors : Fringer, André
Stängle, Sabrina
Bischofberger, Iren
Büche, Daniel
Praxmarer, Renate
Ott, Stefan Ch.
Schnepp, Wilfried
et. al : No
DOI : 10.12968/ijpn.2020.26.5.230
Published in : International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Volume(Issue) : 26
Issue : 5
Pages : 230
Pages to: 237
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution : MA Healthcare
ISSN: 1357-6321
Language : English
Subjects : Cancer; Mobile care; Nursing; Outpatient; Palliative care
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
610.73: Nursing
Abstract: Aim: The authors aimed to evaluate the experiences of the relatives of dying people, both in regard to benefits and special needs, when supported by a mobile palliative care bridging service (MPCBS), which exists to enable dying people to stay at home and to support patients' relatives. Design: A cross-sectional survey. Methods: A standardised survey was performed, asking 106 relatives of dying people about their experiences with the MPCBS (response rate=47.3%). Descriptive statistics were analysed using SPSS 23. Findings: Many relatives (62.5%) reported that their dying relations when discharged from a facility to stay at home were not symptom-free. The MPCBS helped relatives maintain home care, and this was reported to be helpful. Support provided by the MPCBS made it easier for 77.6% of relatives to adjust care as soon as situations changed, and helped ensure that symptoms could be better controlled, at least for 68.2% of relatives. Younger relatives felt more encouraged by the MPCBS to care for their relatives dying at home.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Mobile Palliative Care (Projekt BREF)
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