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Att vara närstående till en person med afasi
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To be a relative to a person who suffers from aphasia (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Being close to a person who suffers from a disease can mean a burden, as these tends to disregard own needs in favor of the person who is sick. Aphasia is a disorder that affects communication skills and is one of the most common complications due to brain damage.

Aim: The main purpose of this literature study was to illuminate relatives experiences of living with a person with aphasia.

Method: Nine scientific articles were analyzed with a qualitative manifest content analysis which resulted in three themes with subthemes: Emotional reactions: The impact on well-being, Changing social and emotional relationships; A changed everyday life: Obstacles in communication, Decreased social interaction, Being able to handle everyday; Increased need for support: To get information about the aphasia; Deterioration of the economy and the need for financial support.

Result: It was revealed that relatives felt left aside in the care of their relative with aphasia, resulting in an increased need for information, support and relief.

Conclusion: Therefore conclusion was that relatives should be asked by nurses of how much involved in the care of their sick relative they want to be or can be and how much support they need to be able to handle that.

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Keyword [en]
Aphasia, family members, life world, social interaction, and stroke
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10024Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:1039079
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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