"Efter regn kommer trots allt solsken"
: En emirisk studie om fenomenet förlust

Translated title of the thesis: "After rain comes the sunshine after all": An empirical study about loss
  • Jessica Ingemansson
  • Hanna Skog

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Loss is a phenomenon common to all mankind, which evoke feelings, expressions, thoughts and actions, with those affected. By sharing stories regarding the phenomenon, nurses can understand the patients’ emotional message, which is important from the nursing perspective. Purpose: The purpose of the study was that from the nursing students stories reach understanding about the phenomenon of loss. Method: The study was empirical with qualitative projection and the material comprises 53 nursing students’ stories about the phenomenon loss. Result: All students had experiences from and understanding of the phenomenon loss. Loss was most often related to death and the most common experience was the loss of pets. The students used metaphoric expressions to describe their loss and the loss was experienced physically, emotionally and on an existentially level. This is reflected in a puzzle where all pieces can work independently, or work together in different combinations. Discussion: Professional approach in grief is discussed as a resort. Pets are of great importance to humans and the loss of one can have a large impact. At the time of loss existential feelings are triggered and hope plays a big part. Conclusion: The conclusion of this study shows that the loss has different faces. Internal expertise of the nursing stuff can be developed by creating understanding of various phenomena.

    Date of Award2011-Feb-23
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorInga-Britt Lindh (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • loss
    • understanding
    • narrative
    • nursing
    • feelings
    • expressions

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