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Föräldrars upplevelser av att leva med ett cancersjukt barn: en studie av självbiografier
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Approximately 300 children get a malign cancer diagnosis every year in Sweden, 80 % of them survive. Parents of the children who have a cancer diagnosis experienced that they didn't have mental health, nurses care of parents are to keep a mental health so they can handle their parent role. Nurses should meet families through their life-world because caring should be done with dignity and integrity.


The aim of this study was to describe how parents experience the daily life with a child who has a cancer diagnosis.


The method used in this study was a literature study based on autobiography, which means analysis of autobiographies. Four books were analyzed.


Four categories emerged from the analysis of the autobiographies, experience of powerless, desire of a regular, experience of anxiety and fear, to experience joy and have hope.


This study shows how life changes when a child in the family gets a cancer diagnosis and how it affected the parents. The study points out the importants to create a great relationship between the nurses and the family so they can have a good care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Cancer, care, child, experience, nurse, parents
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4738OAI: diva2:560064
Subject / course
Nursing science
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-10-26 Created: 2012-10-11 Last updated: 2012-10-26Bibliographically approved

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