A Spider in the Web: Role of the Palliative Care Nurse Specialist in Uganda--An Ethnographic Field Study.

Christiane Schaepe, Ingrid Bolmsjö, Ann-Mari Campbell

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Abstract

Background: Palliative care is not a priority in developing countries. Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU), where nurses complete a course in clinical palliative care, is considered a model for other African countries. Aim: To explore the role of the palliative care nurse specialist (PCNS) in Uganda. METHODS: This ethnographic field study uses observations, interviews, and group interviews. Participants: In total, 20 participants are included in this study. Result: The role of the palliative care nurse specialist is multifaceted. Beyond prescribing drugs, their role is to deliver holistic care. They encounter numerous challenges in their work, but they also have the possibility to improve the quality of the patient's life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-411
JournalThe American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Caring Sciences (Closed 2012) (016514020)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Nursing

Keywords

  • holistic care
  • challenges
  • Hospice Africa Uganda
  • nurses' role
  • palliative care
  • Uganda

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