Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
När döden knackar på: Erfarenheter av att vara närstående till en person som är döende i cancer
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
When death knocks on the door : Relatives experiences of being a relative to a person dying from cancer (English)
Abstract [sv]

Drygt var tredje person i Sverige kommer någon gång vara med om ett cancerbesked. Att få diagnosen cancer kan göra livet annorlunda. Alla som drabbas av cancer dör inte, men många blir aktuella för palliativ vård och går över till ett lindrande skede istället för botande. Sjuksköterskan ansvarar inte bara för patientens välmående utan även de närståendes där vikten läggs på att bedriva en familjefokuserad omvårdnad där inkludering av närstående är viktigt. Syftet med litteraturstudien var att lyfta de närståendes erfarenheter av att leva med en person som är döende i cancer. Studien genomfördes som en allmän litteraturstudie med induktiv ansats där tio resultatartiklar valdes ut. Fyra huvudteman och nio underteman formades efter resultatbearbetning där huvudtemana blev: Stå bredvid, Pausa sitt eget liv, Vara med och Tacksamhet. Slutsatsen i litteraturstudien var att närstående till en person som var döende i cancer, kände en oro för att den döende personen skulle avlida ensam eller med obehandlade smärtor. Närstående var i behov av bra stöd och vägledning från sjuksköterskan. Genom att ta del av de närståendes upplevelser kan sjuksköterskan få en ökad förståelse, vilket underlättar för de närstående att ta emot stöd.

Abstract [en]

Approximately every third person in Sweden will be a part of a cancer diagnosis. When the diagnosis is set, the life may change. All of those who get a cancer diagnosis will not die but some will reach a palliative stage where the goal is to ease pain and anxiety instead of curative treatment. The registered nurse is not only responsible for the patient's wellbeing but also the wellbeing of the relatives. It´s important to conduct a family focused nursing care where the inclusion of close relatives is important. The aim of this study was to embrace the relatives´ experiences of living with a person who is dying from cancer. The study was conducted as a general literature study with an inductive approach in which ten result articles were selected. Four main themes and nine sub-themes were formed after the results were processed, where the main themes became: Standing on the side, Pause their own life, Be with and Gratitude. The conclusion of the literature study was that relatives of a person dying from cancer felt a distinct concern that the dying person would die alone or with untreated pain. The relatives were in need of better support and guidance from the registered nurse. By taking part of the relatives´ experiences, the registered nurse can gain an increased understanding, which makes it easier for the relatives to receive support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
Cancer, experience, narratives, relatives
Keywords [sv]
Berättelser, cancer, erfarenhet, närstående
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41333OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-41333DiVA, id: diva2:1382636
Subject / course
Nursing
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 credits
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1246 kB)30 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 1246 kBChecksum SHA-512
8b41f37393f9f3c0872caf59b93fe9329d816637c4d0a40ca14d673f12f190088e4584706ec60aec6c6a490cca80550e5e684e55d40d208bde4acfdca8676748
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Health and Welfare
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 30 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 239 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf