Forestillinger og erfaringer om døden på plejehjem
- Side: 51-62
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-03-13
- Publisert: 2010-03-10
Research work about life and death in nursing homes often deal with the perspectives of either the residents, the relatives, or the professionals. Hence, it may be difficult to obtain knowledge about the differences between the respective needs of the residents and the relatives as compaired to the care provided in everyday life and at death. The aim of the study is to describe the similarities and differences between notions and experiences of death by the residents, their relatives, and the professionals and to discuss the clinical consequences. The method applied was qualitative interviews with both residents, relatives, and professionals, and the study had an everyday life theoretical approach. The residents expressed notions on worries about death, but their relatives and the professionals had no knowledge of this. As opposed to the relatives, the residents did not formulate expectations regarding the qualifications of the professionals. The relatives’ expectations were in the span of knowledge on expert to common level. Regardless, the relatives expected the professionals to be able to assess when death was near, but the professionals discovered an absence of knowledge on this area.