Faktorer som påverkar hur patienter med lungcancer upplever sin smärta och mötet med sjuksköterskan

Translated title of the thesis: Factors affecting how patients with lung cancer experience their pain and meeting with the nurse
  • Zana Ahmetaj
  • Laura Radu

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Lung cancer is the fifth most common form of cancer and a cancer-related cause of death in Sweden. The majority of patients suffering from lung cancer are around 70 years old, barely a hundred people each year become ill before the age of 50 years. Purpose: To describe the factors that affect how patients with lung cancer experience their pain and the contact with the nurse. Method:  A systematic literature study was conducted in which both qualitative and quantitative articles were reviewed. Conclusion: The result showed that pain perception and the meeting with the nurse is individual and depends on many factors. The physical and mental pain went together and influenced each other. Patients felt that nurses' lack of time, could create misunderstandings, meaning that they could receive inadequate information and that their pain could be underestimated. Discussion: The results were discussed based on Travelbees nursing theory. The nurse should see the patient as an individual and treat his pain with respect, giving him the time, the understanding and the information he needs.

    Date of Award2010-Mar-19
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLena Helander (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • lung cancer
    • pain experience
    • care
    • nurse
    • and communication

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