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dc.creatorSilén, Martien
dc.creatorSvantesson, Miaen
dc.creatorAhlström, Gerden
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:15:52Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:15:52Zen
dc.date.created2008-03en
dc.date.issued2008-03en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNursing Ethics 2008 March; 15(2): 160-173en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/958651en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Nurses?+conceptions+of+decision+making+concerning+life-sustaining+treatment&title=Nursing+Ethics+&volume=15&issue=2&date=2008-03&au=Silén,+Marti;+Svantesson,+Mia;+Ahlström,+Gerden
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe nurses' conceptions of decision making with regard to life-sustaining treatment for dialysis patients. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 13 nurses caring for such patients at three hospitals. The interview material was subjected to qualitative content analysis. The nurses saw decision making as being characterized by uncertainty and by lack of communication and collaboration among all concerned. They described different ways of handling decision making, as well as insufficiency of physician-nurse collaboration, lack of confidence in physicians, hindrances to patient participation, and ambivalence about the role of patients' next of kin. Future research should test models for facilitating communication and decision making so that decisions will emerge from collaboration of all concerned. Nurses' role in decision making also needs to be discussed.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:314767en
dc.subjectCaringen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectPatient Participationen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.subject.classificationKidney Transplantationen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Nursingen
dc.titleNurses? Conceptions of Decision Making Concerning Life-Sustaining Treatmenten
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