Livet efter organtransplantation: En litteraturbaserad studie om patienters upplevelser
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)
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.
Experience, organ transplantation, patient, patient descript, recipient
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8163Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8163DiVA: diva2:855024
Subject / course
Hjelm Persäng, Agneta