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En brännskadad kropp och vägen tillbaka: En litteratur studie ur ett patient- och närståendeperspektiv
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Background: Being subjected to an extensive burn injury affects the victim´s physique, social life and its psyche. A burn injury can be determined as a trauma. Burn injuries often make the patient suffer from pain, anxiety and lack of a social life. Sister Callista Roy´s theory was used to analyze the result of the study. One of her goal is to promote the adaptive function of self-perception. Aim: The aim of this literature review was to describe how patients with extensive burns and their families experienced the return to daily life. Method: This literature review is based on four qualitative and four quantitative scientific articles. Results: The results showed that family support played a major role in the patient´s life after the burn injury, it is important for the further rehabilitation. Burned patients use different coping strategies to solve this particularly traumatic situation. Several of the burn victims experienced an altered self-image as a burn injury changes the appearance. Many felt that it restrained them from participating in social contexts. Result is based on three different themes: I and myself, I together with my family and I together with the society. Conclusion: Patients and their family adapt to changes in their daily life different. Development of strategies was important to be able to return to daily life. Therefore, it is important for nurses to provide information on different strategies.



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2011. , 34 p.
Keyword [sv]
förändrade relationer, brännskador, coping, familjestöd, Sister Callista Roy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4476OAI: diva2:538272
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Nursing science
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-06-29 Last updated: 2012-08-13Bibliographically approved

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