The experiences and care preferences of people with diabetes at the end of life: a qualitative study

Savage, Sally, Duggan, Nicole, Dunning, Trisha and Martin, Peter 2012, The experiences and care preferences of people with diabetes at the end of life: a qualitative study, Journal of hospice and palliative nursing, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 293-302, doi: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e31824bdb39.

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Title The experiences and care preferences of people with diabetes at the end of life: a qualitative study
Author(s) Savage, Sally
Duggan, Nicole
Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha
Martin, PeterORCID iD for Martin, Peter
Journal name Journal of hospice and palliative nursing
Volume number 14
Issue number 4
Start page 293
End page 302
Total pages 8
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2012-06
ISSN 1522-2179
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
palliative care
Summary The aims of the study were to explore the past and current diabetes management experiences of people with diabetes at the end of life and identify their preferences for how they want their diabetes managed at the end of life. Fourteen semistructured interviews were conducted with people with diabetes receiving palliative care in a regional city in Victoria, Australia. The interviews were audio recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using framework analysis. Five key themes were identified from the data: living with diabetes, sometimes they "bugger it up," it is a complicated subject, when I am very ill, and plans for the very end. The findings suggest that health professionals should continue monitoring blood glucose levels when a person has a life-limiting illness, listen to the views of the person with diabetes about his/her diabetes management, and identify and acknowledge the patient's diabetes management preferences when he/she is very ill.
Language eng
DOI 10.1097/NJH.0b013e31824bdb39
Field of Research 111004 Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
1110 Nursing
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1199 Other Medical And Health Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
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