Caregivers' Perceptions of Transition of a Family Member From Acute Care to Hospice Inpatient Care
Kimble, Laura P.
Gunby, Susan S.
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Family caregivers of hospice inpatients transferred from the hospital to a community inpatient hospice setting describe what mattered most in a descriptive phenomenological study. Seven interrelated constituents based on Giorgi's procedural method provide a structure of the findings guided by Meleis' middle range theory of transitions and patient-and family-centered care.