Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
När hela livet vänds upp och ned - mitt barn har drabbats av cancer: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Programme.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Programme.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
When life turns upside down – my child is diagnosed with cancer : A literature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: 250 children develops cancer in Sweden every year and 75 percent of these children survives. History show that the treatment for cancer has improve. Every child has at least one parent who is affected and who is associated with suffering during the child's cancer diagnosis. Aim :The aim was to illuminate parents' experiences of living with a child with cancer diagnosis. Method: A literature-based study. Qualitative content analysis of 10 qualitative articles. Results: The results are presented in four main themes: "The feeling of powerlessness", "The need of support", "Lives ups and downs" and "Changed life". Conclusion: The results show that parents of a child with cancer diagnosis describe many different emotions and a changed life. The parents feel powerless and have need of support in various forms. Parents get a new life to adapt to and see life and every day as unique.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
Cancer child, emotions, experiences, parents, support
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7806Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:843176
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-07-27 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(295 kB)121 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 295 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Nursing Programme

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 121 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 312 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link