Hemmiljöns betydelse för livskvalitet hos patienter med cancersjukdom i livets slutskede
: en litteraturstudie ur ett svenskt perspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: The effect of home environment for the quality of life in patients with cancer in the end: a Swedish perspective
  • Charlotte Olsson
  • Eva Rosenqvist

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: The number of patients diagnosed with cancer in the world, is expected to increase by 70 % over the next 20 years. At least one of 3 persons living in Sweden today will sometime, during his life receive a cancer diagnosis. Many patients want to spend their final days in their home. The home environment represents security as well as the opportunity to decide in daily matters. A good or bad quality of life, reflect people's satisfaction with life. The aim was to single out those vital elements in the home environment that contribute most to the quality of life in patients with end - stage cancer. Method: A literature study, based on eight scientific studies, originating in Sweden. Results: Patients experiences present as a main theme with four subcategories. A sense of normality and of having a future, having support from their environment and being able to decide for oneself in daily matters, were important factors deciding the quality of life and peace of mind. Conclusions: Each patient has unique needs that must be considered by the environment. A person- centered care focusing on the patient´s remaining abilities increases the quality and safety of treatment.

    Date of Award2015-Nov-25
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLars Axelsson (Supervisor) & Gerth Hedov (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • cancer
    • home environment
    • quality of life
    • end of life

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