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Att leva med prostatacancer: upplevelser ur ett parperspektiv
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Prostatacancer är den vanligaste cancerformen i Sverige. Då sjukdomen är potentiellt livshotande riskerar mannen och hans närstående att drabbas av en traumatisk kris. Behandlingsalternativen inkluderar operation, strålbehandling och hormonbehandling, vilka ofta leder till biverkningar. Syftet med uppsatsen var att beskriva pars upplevelser av att leva med prostatacancer. Studien är en litteraturöversikt baserad på åtta artiklar med kvalitativ ansats. Resultatet visar sju teman; Cancerbesked; vilket innebar en chock för många deltagare. Normalisering; Många drabbade beskrev betydelsen av att fortsätta livet som vanligt. Information; framkom som en viktig faktor för att hantera situationen. Kommunikation av känslor; Kommunikation mellan partner ansågs betydelsefullt. Påverkan på relationen; Diagnosen ledde i många fall till en omvärdering av relationen. Stöd; Partners förmåga att ge varandra stöd var av stor betydelse under sjukdomen. Sexualitet och identitet; den sexuella identiteten upplevdes som påverkad av både mannen och hans partner. Resultatet visar att information är mycket viktigt för par som lever med prostatacancer. Par som kommunicerar öppet med varandra upplever mindre stress och oro samt har större chans att upprätthålla en god relation. Sjuksköterskan har en viktig roll i att stödja paren i dessa processer.

Abstract [en]

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in Sweden. The disease is potentially life threatening and the couple may face traumatic crisis. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy and hormone therapy, of which side effects are common. The purpose of this study was to describe experiences of couples living with prostate cancer. The study is a literature review based on eight qualitative articles. In the result, seven themes emerged. News of cancer; In many cases, the diagnosis caused a chock. Normalisation; Many couples aimed at carrying on life as before diagnosis. Information; Access to relevant information was considered essential. Communicating feelings; Intra-couple communication was essential. Effect on relationship; In many cases, diagnosis caused reevaluation of the relationship. Support; The ability of partners to support each other had great impact on coping during disease and treatment. Sexuality and identity; The couples perceived a change in gender identity. The results show that information is very important to men with prostate cancer and their partners. The couples communicating openly experience lower levels of distress and have increased probability of maintaining good relationships. The nurse has an important role in supporting couples in these processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
prostate cancer, couple, communication, information, experience
Keyword [sv]
prostatacancer, parrelation, kommunikation, information, upplevelse
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-90OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-90DiVA: diva2:420136
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
Uppsok
Medicine
Available from: 2011-05-31 Created: 2011-05-31 Last updated: 2015-07-16Bibliographically approved

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