The Use of Personal Narratives in Hospital Based Palliative Care Interventions

an Integrative Literature Review

Stine Gundtoft Roikjaer, Malene Svenningsen Missel, Heidi Bergenholtz, Mai Nanna Schønay, Helle Ussing Timm

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Abstract

Background: People living with life-threatening illness experience unmet existential needs despite the growing research and clinical field of palliative care. Narrative interventions show promise in managing these problems, but more knowledge is needed on the characteristics of narrative interventions and the feasibility of using personal narratives in a hospital.Aim: To review the literature on personal narratives in hospital-based palliative care interventions and to strengthen palliative care practices.Design: We conducted a systematic integrative review with qualitative analysis and narrative synthesis in accordance with PRISMA where applicable (PROSPERO#:CRD42018089202).Data sources: We conducted a systematic search in PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Cinahl, SocINDEX and PsychInfo for primary research articles published until June 2018. We assessed full-text articles against the eligibility criteria followed by a discussion of quality using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme.Results: Of 480 articles, we found 24 eligible for this review: eight qualitative, 14 quantitative and two mixed methods. The articles reported on dignity therapy, legacy building, outlook, short-term life review and life review. Data analysis resulted in five themes: core principles, theoretical framework, content of narrative, outcome and finally acceptability and feasibility.Conclusion: Various types of systematic palliative care interventions use personal narratives. Common to these is a shared psychotherapeutic theoretical understanding and aim. Clinical application in a hospital setting is both feasible and acceptable but requires flexibility regarding the practices of the setting and the needs of the patient.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date23. May 2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 23. May 2019
Event16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care: Global Palliative Care - shaping the future - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23. May 201925. May 2019
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Conference16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period23/05/201925/05/2019
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Roikjaer, S. G., Missel, M. S., Bergenholtz, H., Schønay, M. N., & Timm, H. U. (2019). The Use of Personal Narratives in Hospital Based Palliative Care Interventions: an Integrative Literature Review. Poster session presented at 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Berlin, Germany.
Roikjaer, Stine Gundtoft ; Missel, Malene Svenningsen ; Bergenholtz, Heidi ; Schønay, Mai Nanna ; Timm, Helle Ussing. / The Use of Personal Narratives in Hospital Based Palliative Care Interventions : an Integrative Literature Review. Poster session presented at 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Berlin, Germany.1 p.
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2019. Poster session presented at 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Berlin, Germany.

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