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Meanings of encounters for close relatives of people with a long-term illness within a primary healthcare setting
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3915-9812
2018 (English)In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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Background: Encounters play an important role in the relationship between healthcare personnel and the close relatives of people with a long-term illness. Aim: The aim of this study was to elucidate the meanings of encounters for close relatives of people with a long-term illness within a primary healthcare setting. Methods: Interviews using a narrative approach were conducted with seven women and three men, and the phenomenological hermeneutic method was used to interpret the interview texts. Results: The structural analysis revealed three major themes: being confirmed as a family, being informed of the care, and being respected as a valuable person. Close relatives stated that they wanted to be confirmed as a family and have a familiar and trusting relationship with healthcare personnel. They valued being informed concerning the care of the ill person so that they could give support at home. It was also important to be compassionately viewed as an important person in a welcoming atmosphere based on respect and dignity.

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2018.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32851DOI: 10.1017/S1463423618000178OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-32851DiVA, id: diva2:1182743
Available from: 2018-02-14 Created: 2018-02-14 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved

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