Omvårdnad som det upplevs av kvinnor med cancer

Translated title of the thesis: Nursing as it is experienced by women with cancer
  • Pernilla Elmström
  • Emma Lilja Lindvall
  • Carolina Welinder

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Abstract

    Background: Cancer is an endemic disease that six people are diagnosed with every hour. For good nursing care to women with cancer both knowledge about the disease and how the patient wants to be treated is required. In accordance to the law health care professionals is required to design care in consultation with the patients. Scientific research has proven that there are differences in how patients perceive their care and how nurses believe that patients want their care. Objective: The objective was to describe how women diagnosed with cancer experience nursing from health care professionals. Method: To obtain the broadest possible outcome a methodtriangulation was conducted. One part of the study is a literature review (overview) of scientific articles (n=14) and the second part is an empirical study of blogs (n=11). Results: The results were presented separately in two major categories and five subcategories. Discussion: The discussion highlighted three key findings: the sense of hopelessness, security and suffering in nursing. Conclusion: All patients are unique with their own subjective experiences. Health care professionals should take this into consideration in order to meet the patient and his/her needs the best way possible.

    Date of Award2012-Feb-09
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMonica Granskär (Supervisor) & Lars Axelsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)

    Keywords

    • cancer
    • women
    • patient experience
    • nursing care

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