Individers upplevelser av ofrivillig barnlöshet i samband med utredning och behandling: En litteraturstudie
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: One in ten couples suffers from some form of involuntary childlessness or infertility in Sweden. Involuntary childlessness or infertility is when an individual or a couple has a desire for a child but are unable to conceive on their own. To suffer from involuntary childlessness can be a mental strain that can result in a personal crisis, where the existential issues become central and contested. Regardless of the reason for their changed life world is because of involuntary childlessness or infertility, it is always important for the nurse to have an understanding of individual’s life-changing world and experiences.
Aim: The aim of the study was to describe men and women experiences of involuntary childlessness during investigation and treatment.
Method: Selected method was a literature review. The study was based on articles from systematic and unsystematic searches in databases and analyzed from the chosen method.
Results: Four main themes emerged from the analysis, 'The changing life-world', 'The mental strain', 'Perceptions of relationships and social life' and 'experiences related to treatment'.
Conclusion: Being involuntarily childless and infertile create a mental, physical and social stress. Clinically, this means a responsibility to offer a personalized support. For the nurse it is important to have an understanding of individual life-world and how the involuntary childlessness affects them.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 51 p.
Care, Childlessness, Crisis, Experiences, Feelings and Infertility.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-5164DiVA: diva2:610333
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