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I början men ändå mot livets slut: Unga kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med cancer
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Ett cancerbesked hos kvinnor i ung ålder kan medföra upplevelser som aldrig tidigare förekommit i livet, en oviss framtid med mycket tankar och funderingar. Bristande kunskaper om cancersjukas upplevelser finns hos sjuksköterskor enligt tidigare forskning, och det leder till att patienterna inte får adekvat vård. Syftet med examensarbetet var att beskriva unga kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med cancer. Tre biografier innehållande fem berättelser analyserades utifrån en kvalitativ manifest innehållsanalys. Martinsens teori användes som teoretisk referensram, där hon belyser vikten av gemenskap mellan människor samt tryggheten i miljön. Analysen resulterade i fyra kategorier; upplevelsen av att få ett cancerbesked, viljan att leva, upplevelsen av trygghet i gemenskap och miljö, samt vetskapen om att livet kommer att ta slut. Framträdande upplevelser var hoppfullhet, viljan att bli frisk och livskraft. Trygghet var något betydelsefullt och kunde upplevas i samband i gemenskap och speciella miljöer. Resultatet uttryckte även upplevelser i form av förtvivlan, hopplöshet och sorg. Det är betydelsefullt för sjuksköterskor att få fördjupad kunskap om unga kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med cancer. Detta för att medvetet kunna skapa en individuell anpassad vård för cancersjuka patienter.

Abstract [en]

A cancer diagnosis for young women can lead to experiences that earlier never occurred in life, an uncertain future with a lot of thoughts and reflections. Nurses lack of knowledge in cancer patients' experiences are known according to previous research, and this leads to that patients don’t recive adequate care. Purpose of this study was to describe young women's experiences of living with cancer. Three biographies consisting of five stories were analyzed from a qualitative manifest content analysis. Martinsen´s theory was used as theoretical framework, where she illuminates the importance of communion between people and the safety of the environment. Analysis resulted in four categories: the experience of getting a cancer diagnosis, the will to live, the experience of safety in the community and environment, and the knowledge that life will come to an end. Prominent experiences were hopefulness, desire to be healthy and vitality. Safety was something significant and could be experienced in context of community and special environments. The result also expressed experiences in form of despair, hopelessness and sadness. It is important for nurses to gain deeper knowledge about young women's experiences of living with cancer. This is to deliberately create an individualized care for cancer patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
cancer, qualitative manifest content analysis, young women, experiences
Keyword [sv]
cancer, kvalitativ manifest innehållsanalys, unga kvinnor, upplevelser
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12086OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-12086DiVA: diva2:409190
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Medicine
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Available from: 2011-04-07 Created: 2011-04-07 Last updated: 2011-04-07Bibliographically approved

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