The Aim of the study was to describe central conditions so elderly patients could die at home.
Which experiences had relatives and nurses had with patients who died at home? Which conditions with the patient and the relatives, nurses and the nursing sevices were decisive to carry out a planned homedeath?
The Method in the study was qualitative and had an explorative design. The study included seven persons and represented four cases where the patient died at home. The selection of respondents included relatives and nurses. The nurses represented both homecare and Fransiskushjelpen. The instrument was a semistructured interview.
The Findings showed that patient had a strong wish and a strong will to stay at home. The relatives were surprised by the help offered by the homecare, and how easily they got remedies. The nurse s ability to create confidence for all the parts was the key to let people
stay at home. The nurse s experience was that it was easier to deal with the patients death because it was more natural.
Conclusion: Nurses and relatives had a positive experience when caring for the patient at home.