Pårørendes erfaringer med bruk av frivillige ved alvorlig sykdom i hjemmet

  • Sylvi Monika Flateland Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand
  • Ragnhild Skaar Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Grimstad
  • Marthe M.F. Fensli Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Grimstad
  • Ulrika Söderhamn Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Grimstad
Emneord (Nøkkelord): volunteering, content analysis, qualitative design, next-of-kin, frivillighet, innholdsanalyse, kvalitativt design, pårørende

Sammendrag

Next-of-kins’ experiences when using volunteers for palliative patients living at home

The aim of this study was to illuminate next-of-kins’ experiences when using volunteers supplementing community health care services for palliative patients living at home. The study has a qualitative approach. Nine individual interviews were conducted with next of kin from a municipality in Southern Norway. Use of volunteers for palliative care in the home was a relief for next-of-kin, especially prominent for families who had limited social network. Planned volunteering resulted in the best results. Use of volunteer was also found helpful for families as they were given a "breathing space" and a certain normalization of everyday life. The volunteers followed up activities related to the patient that the next-of-kin to a limited extent managed to attend. This affected the next-of-kin’s conscience in a positive way. The next-of-kin experienced the volunteers to be empathetic, they could inspire confidence and showed good characteristics to assist ill people and their next-of-kin. The next-of-kin needed regular relief from volunteers as a supplement to the community health care services. The volunteers were well suited to meet people, who were in a difficult situation, and with their approach they had strong confidence in the next-of-kin and gave them relief in a challenging environment. The coordinator for palliative care was a key person in relation to the link between families, patients in palliative care and the volunteers.

Forfatterbiografier

Sylvi Monika Flateland, Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand

førstelektor, cand.san.

Ragnhild Skaar, Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Grimstad
førstelektor, can.san.
Marthe M.F. Fensli, Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Grimstad
førstelektor, cand.san.
Ulrika Söderhamn, Senter for omsorgsforskning, Sør, Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap, Universitetet i Agder, Grimstad
professor, Ph.D.
Publisert
2017-03-30
Hvordan referere
Flateland, S. M., Skaar, R., Fensli, M. M., & Söderhamn, U. (2017). Pårørendes erfaringer med bruk av frivillige ved alvorlig sykdom i hjemmet. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Helseforskning, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.7557/14.4106