Tina Lundberg, Mariann Olsson and Carl Johan Fürst
International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 19, Iss. 6, 27 Jun 2013, pp 282 - 288
Aim: To explore family members' supportive interactions in palliative care and the emotional experiences that they associate with these interactions. Methods: Qualitative individual interviews were performed with bereaved family members recruited from an urban palliative care service in Sweden. The interviews were analysed using inductive qualitative content analysis. Results: Five categories of supportive interactions with staff members were linked with emotional consequences: informational support, supportive encounters, professional focus of staff, a supportive environment, and bereavement support. Having a dialogue with family members nurtured certainty and security, supportive encounters gave a warm and comforting feeling, and bereavement support contributed to feelings of strength. Environmental factors contributed to dignity. Conclusion: Supportive interactions with staff and within a home-like environment help to build resilience if tailored to the family member's own needs.
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