Mötet med sjuksköterskan
: en litteraturstudie om bröstcancerdrabbade kvinnors upplevelser.

Translated title of the thesis: The meeting with the nurse: a literature review about breastcanceraffected women’s experience
  • Christoffer Danarö
  • Sara Gillsjö

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Each year approximately 7000 people is diagnosed with breast cancer in Sweden, which means that 15-20 women a day get a breast cancer diagnosis and that one out of ten women develop breast cancer during their lifetime. The meetings between these women and the nurse will be important for the experience of the entire course of the disease. Aim: The aim was to highlight how women with breast cancer experience the meeting with the nurse. Method: The study was a literature review that was based on a systematic selection of scholarly articles, in which eleven articles have been quality reviewed and analyzed. Results: The results showed that women with breast cancer experienced security, support and being seen, which was categorized as caring encounters. The women also experienced insecurity, not being supported and not being seen. This was categorized as uncaring encounters. Discussion: The importance of reflection on a daily basis to get to the caring encounters with the patient was discussed. The importance of clarifying the responsibilities of the nurse in the education was also highlighted. Conclusion: There is a further need to raise awareness of women's experiences of the meeting with the nurse. The understanding of the patient's situation that this study gives should be applied to all patients regardless of disease, which can lead to caring encounters in all care settings.

    Date of Award2013-Feb-25
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorHelena Larsson (Supervisor) & Inga-Britt Lindh (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • breastcancer
    • patient-nurse
    • experience
    • literature review

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