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Anhörigvårdares upplevelser av att vårda en närstående med cancer i livets slutskede i hemmet
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Carers experience of caring for a relative with cancer in palliative care at home (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Vid palliativ vård ligger fokuset på patienten, medan anhöriga kommer i andrahand. Det är viktigt att de inte åsidosätts eftersom de utgör ett stort stöd och ger trygghetoch kärlek till den sjuke. I Sverige har det blivit vanligt att familjen tar hand om den döende i hemmet med stöd från hälso- och sjukvård. För många är detta en självklarhet,medan det för andra kan innebära stora uppoffringar. Syfte: Syftet med studien var att belysa anhörigvårdarens upplevelser av att vårda en närstående med cancer i livetsslutskede i hemmet. Metod: Metoden var en litteraturstudie. Studien resulterade i femhuvudkategorier: (1) Vill vara närvarande, (2) Osäkerhet och rädsla en del av vardagen, (3)Otillräcklig information, (4) Stöd från vårdpersonalen är betydelsefullt och (5) Upplevelser av psykisk och fysisk påfrestning. Resultat: Resultatet visar att anhörigvårdare i allmänhetär outbildade inom området, vilket kan leda till att de känner sig osäkra och rädda för att göra fel. Anhörigvårdarna upplever att informationen som ges angående den sjukessjukdom och behandling som otillräcklig. Information och stöd från vårdpersonalenuppfattas som mycket viktig.

Abstract [en]

Background: In palliative care the focus is on the patient, while relatives are perceived as being of secondary importance. It is, however, important that they are not set aside as they are a great support and provide security and love for the sick. In Sweden, it has become common for the family to take care of the terminally ill at home with support of health care services. For many, this is a natural choice, while for others it can mean big sacrifices. Aim: The aim of this study was to illustrate the experience that the carers have in caring for terminal cancer patients in the final stages of their illness in the home. Method: The method was a qualitative literature review. The study resulted in five main categories: (1)Want to be present, (2) Uncertainty and fear in day to day work, (3) Insufficient information, (4) Support from health professionals is important and (5) Experiences of mental and physical stress. Result: The result shows that carers are generally uneducated in the field, which can lead to feelings of insecurity and fear of making mistakes. Carers often feel that the information provided about the relatives’ illness and treatment is inadequate and that the information and support from health professionals is perceived as very important.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Palliative care, support, cancer, relative
Keyword [sv]
Palliativ omvårdnad, stöd, cancer, närstående
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-3189DiVA: diva2:225162
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(English)
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Medicine
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Available from: 2009-08-11 Created: 2009-06-24 Last updated: 2009-10-21Bibliographically approved

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