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Anhörigas upplevelser av att vårda en familjemedlem som insjuknat i demens: en analys av självbiografier
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

När en familjemedlem drabbas av demens förändras hela livssituationen för den anhörige. För att sjuksköterskan ska kunna stödja de anhöriga krävs det kunskap och ökad förståelse om de anhörigas vårdarroll i hemmet. Syftet med studien var att beskriva anhörigas upplevelser av att vårda en familjemedlem i hemmet som insjuknat i demens. Sex självbiografier analyserades för att ta del av anhörigas egna upplevelser av att vårda en demenssjuk familjemedlem. Till grund för analys av data låg Burnards (1991) innehållsanalys och Graneheims & Lundmans (2004) kvalitativa innehållsanalys. Resultatet utgörs av tre huvudkategorier och 10 kategorier. Huvudkategorierna var: Lidande, desperation och isolering. Det mest utmärkande hos anhörigvårdarna är den känslomässiga upplevelsen som beskrivs som mer betungande än vad det fysiska vårdandet gör. Det som även kännetecknar anhörigas upplevelser är att de blir mer och mer isolerade allt eftersom sjukdomen fortskrider.

Abstract [en]

Being the relative of a person with dementia is a life changing experience. The relatives often find themselves in a complex situation, which requires that the nurse, can identify needs among the relatives. It‘s also important that the nurse has a broad knowledge about the role of the relative as a caregiver, to be able to give support to them in this situation. The purpose of this study was to describe the relative’s experiences of taking care of a familymember with dementia in the home. Six autobiographies were studied to emerge in the experiences of the family caregivers. Burnards (1991) content analysis and Graneheims & Lundmans (2004) qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the data and the result reveals 3 main categories and 10 categories. The main categories were: Suffering, desperation and isolation. The situation of the caregiving relatives involves experiences of mental distress as well as having to cope with several difficulties. Their new role as a family caregiver is characterized by feelings of isolation which increases as the sickness proceeds.

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Skövde: Institutionen för vård och natur , 2008. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Dementia, Alzheimer’s, relatives, experience
Keyword [sv]
Demens, Alzheimers, anhöriga, upplevelse
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-1059DiVA: diva2:2175
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Available from: 2008-05-12 Created: 2008-05-12

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