Oväntad död
: en litteraturstudie om närståendes och sjuksköterskors upplevelser i mötet

Translated title of the thesis: Sudden death: a literature review about the experience of the encounter between the relative and the nurse
  • Emelie Bengtsson
  • Susanne Larsson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: To be part of an unexpected death can for the relatives lead to a life crisis and the situation that occurs can for the nurse be difficult to handle. Aim: The aim was to highlight the experiences of the encounter between relative and nurse in connection with an unexpected death. Method: A literature review based on qualitative studies. Result: The result presents the relatives’ experiences of the encounter and includes long wait and wish for information and friendliness and security. The result also present the nurse’s experience of the encounter and includes uncertainty, fear and anxiety; a need of being present; inadequacy and uncertainty and lack of time. Discussion: No information creates anxiety and uncertainty among relatives, lack of time increases the feeling of stress in nurses and uncertainty among nurses affects relatives’ feelings of security and trust.

    Date of Award2012-Sept-19
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorElisabeth Renmarker (Supervisor) & Kerstin Blomqvist (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • sudden death
    • relative
    • nurse
    • interaction
    • literature review

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