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Livet efter organtransplantation: En litteraturbaserad studie om patienters upplevelser
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Life after organ transplantation : A literature-based study about patient´s experiences (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: For patients with end-stage organ failure receiving an organ is lifesaving. To be transplanted means a big change and adjustment in life with lifelong medication. The ambition for these patients is to go back and live as normal of life as possible.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe patients experiences of being organ transplanted.

Method: The method used was a literature-based study based on qualitative scientific articles. A total of 9articles were analyzed with a qualitative content analysis.

Result: After analysis 5 categories emerged; indebted, limitations in daily life, fear of organ rejection, concerns about medicine and a positive attitude to life. It showed that patient´s experiences of being organ transplanted are individual and unique. Some experiences are harder to deal with than others.

Conclusion: Patients describe both negative as well as positive experiences of being transplanted. They express a need for more knowledge about their condition and a need that health care staff enhance their knowledge and understanding about their unique situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Experience, organ transplantation, patient, patient descript, recipient
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8163Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:855024
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2015-09-25 Created: 2015-09-18 Last updated: 2016-01-20Bibliographically approved

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