Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Att leva med obotlig cancer: en studie av självbiografier och bloggar
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live with terminal cancer : a study of biographies and blogs (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Fler och fler människor i Sverige diagnostiseras med cancer. I cancervården blir den palliativa omvårdnaden viktig. Därför blir sjuksköterskan betydelsefull när patienten kämpar i slutet av livet. I den palliativa vården uppstår ofta existentiellt lidande så som hopplöshet, sorg och en önskan om att dö för att slippa lidandet. Syfte: Syftet med studien var att förstå patienters upplevelser av att leva med obotlig cancer. Metod: En kvalitativ metod har använts där fyra självbiografier och två bloggar analyserats med hjälp av innebördsanalys. Resultat: Studien kom fram till att människorna som drabbats av cancer fick en livsförändring efter att de fått diagnosen vilket innebar nya rutiner i vardagen och existentiella funderingar. Diskussion: För att vårdpersonalen skulle kunna stödja patientens existentiella behov var det viktigt att de var lyhörda för patientens funderingar. Familjens omsorg var viktig för att patienten skulle känna stöd och på detta sätt känna en mening av att leva vidare. För att patienten skulle få ett bra välbefinnande behövdes en god relation med vårdpersonalen som resulterade i en trygg och fridfull sista tid. Slutsats: Livet tog en ny vändning efter cancerbeskedet. Det var viktigt för de drabbade att de levde i nuet och accepterade sjukdomen för att få en bra sista tid i livet.

Abstract [en]

Background: More and more people in Sweden are diagnosed with cancer. In cancer care is palliative care is important. Therefore, the nurse is important when the patient struggling at the end of life. In palliative care often occur existential suffering as hopelessness, sadness and a desire to die to avoid suffering. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand the patient’s experiences from a life with incurable cancer. Method: A qualitative method was used, in which four autobiographies and two blogs were analysed using significance analysis. Results: After the person was diagnosed with cancer the life took a new turn, where the existential questions became a central part. Discussion: It was important that the health care stuff was responsive to the patient’s concerns to be able to support the patient’s existential needs. The family’s care played a big part for the patient to be motivated to carry on. A good relationship between the nurse and the patient were necessary to the patient to be wellbeing and to have a safe and peaceful last time in life. Conclusion: The life took a new turn when the patient got the diagnose incurable cancer. It is now important that the patient accepts the disease and lives in the present to get a good last experience of life. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Cancer, existential questions, palliative care, suffering, support
Keyword [sv]
cancer, existentiella funderingar, lidande, palliativ vård, stöd
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13090DiVA: diva2:1045705
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-10 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1000 kB)9 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1000 kBChecksum SHA-512
cd1672ba880beee2e5b38ea4da0f61b58d3967d155dee42de3ec7f3c8527f0eba8d57009ea2be7bb30b4ffdf302b7d2b11dc5245cbf9f43d03adaaf17bec4db5
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Health and Education
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 9 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

Total: 8 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link