Cocreation as a Caring Phenomenon: Nurses' Experiences in Palliative Home Care

Jessica Hemberg, Elisabeth Bergdahl

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


Background: A new concept in palliative care, co-creation appearsto be a part of caring in nursing but has not yet been explored as a caringphenomenon.

The aim: The aim was to, from a caring science perspective,explore how co-creation can be experienced as a phenomenon by nurses working inpalliative home care.

Research design, participants and research context: A hermeneutical approach and thematic analysis wereused. The material consisted of texts from in-depth interviews with twelvenurses in a home care context.

Ethical considerations: Informed consent regarding study participation andthe storage and handling of data for research purposes was sought fromparticipants.

Findings: One main theme and foursubthemes emerged.

Conclusion:Co-creation can be viewed as an essential part of caring and being involved in patients’ health and holisticcare is a profound endeavor.Further research should focus on illuminating co-creation from patients’perspectives.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)273–284
JournalHolistic Nursing Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Co-creation as a caring phenomenon; experiences fr

Cite this