Background: A challenge for many registrated nurses is responding to patients who request euthanasia. When nurses meet patients who requests euthanasia, it is beneficial if they can understand why the patient made the request. Aim: The aim was to illustrate euthanasia from the nurse´s perspective. Method: The study was written as a common literature review, encompassing 15 articles. The articles were analysed and the result was presented in five categories. Result: The result indicates that nurses´experiences were influenced by her moral values. Other factors found were relationsships, knowledge and law and support. It was found that nurses experienced a lack of support by colleagues and that communication among nurses and doctors was not always satisfactory. Conclusion: As a nurse, it is important to reflect and listen to the patient to build trust. To create relationships and to have an open communication affects the nurse´s experience in a positive way. To get a better understanding and knowledge of the subject, more education is needed during nursing education. Debriefing after demanding situations would lead to a greater confidence among nurses.
|Date of Award||2010-Mar-31|
|Supervisor||Gabriella Nilsson (Supervisor)|
- 15 HE credits
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Nursing (30305)