Kampen mot cancer: föräldrars erfarenheter av att leva med ett barn som har cancer
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The fight against cancer : parents´ experiences of living with a child who has cancer (English)
Background: Cancer is a disease that brings many emotions along just by naming it. The onset is increasing annually. When a child becomes ill in cancer, the parents go through a difficult time while supporting their child throughout the treatment. The healthcare professionals need more knowledge about how to support the parents through this time.
Aim: The purpose of the study was to describe parents' experiences of living with a child who has cancer.
Method: A method designed by Friberg (2012), aimed to contribute to evidence-based care based on the analysis of qualitative research, was used. Analysis of 11 scientific articles were performed. The analysis resulted in six main categories and seventeen sub categories.
Results: The main categories that emerged was: information is everything in the disease process, life changed radically, to manage the disease they need support from others, the fight against the disease, the nurse´s role in the meeting and a sea of emotions.
Conclusion: From these categories, the parents' struggles became highlighted and explained. The healthcare professionals had a role in providing the best care available for the parents and child.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 27 p.
Childhood cancer, information, nursing, parents experiences, support
cancer, barn, information, omvårdnad, föräldraerfarenheter, stöd
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9733Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9733DiVA: diva2:952300
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