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Att leva i väntan på döden: En litteraturöversikt om patientens upplevda hälsa vid livets slutskede
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live while waiting for death : A literature review about the patients’ experience of health when suffering from life limiting illness (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Att leva med en cancerdiagnos och genomgå en transition från kurativ till palliativ vård är en livsomvälvande upplevelse som påverkar patientens vardag. Patienten hamnar i en situation där denne tvingas överlämna sig själv i andras händer. Hälsa och lidande får en annan innebörd när livets slut närmar sig och ett gott slut på livet ses som viktigt. Upplevelsen av hälsa varierar och påverkar ständigt. Patientens hälsa påverkas ständigt av omgivningen. Syfte: Syftet var att beskriva faktorer som påverkar patientens upplevelse av hälsa i samband med palliativ vård vid cancersjukdom. Metod: Metoden som använts är litteraturöversikt där 12 artiklar inkluderades. Resultat: Resultatet presenteras i tre huvudkategorier och sju subkategorier som avhandlar de olika faktorer som påverkar patientens upplevelse av hälsa. Slutsats: När en patient befinner sig i ett palliativt skede kan dennes upplevelse av hälsa öka eller minska beroende på huruvida denne får adekvat information, upplever ett gott stöd från sjuksköterskan och anhöriga samt om denne får möjligheten att delta i livet och vardagen i den mån det för patienten är möjligt.

Abstract [en]

Background: To receive a cancer diagnosis and going through the transition from curative to palliative care is a life changing experience that affects the patients’ day to day life. The patient finds himself in a situation where he is forced to surrender himself to others. Health and suffering attains another meaning when life is coming to an end and a good death is seen as vital. Everyone around the patient can affect how he perceives his health. Aim: The aim was to describe different factors that influence the patients experience of health in a palliative care context while suffering from cancer. Method: A literature review based on 12 scientific articles. Results: The result is presented in three main categories and seven subcategories that discusses different factors that influences the patients experience of health. Conclusion: When a patient finds himself in a palliative stage of a cancer illness his experience of health can fluctuate depending on weather he receives relevant information, experiences a good support from the nurse and his family and gets the opportunity to be a participant in life to the extent that is possible in relation to his illness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 24
Keywords [en]
cancer, experience, health, palliative, patient
Keywords [sv]
cancer, hälsa, palliativ, patient, upplevelse
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-15025DiVA, id: diva2:1196051
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2018-04-17 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2018-04-17Bibliographically approved

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