Föräldrars upplevelser av att leva med ett cancersjukt barn: en studie av självbiografier
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Cancer, care, child, experience, nurse, parents
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4738OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-4738DiVA: diva2:560064
Subject / course
Skyvell Nilsson, Marie