Patienter med cancer och hopp ur deras perspektiv vid palliativ vård
: en litteraturstudie

Translated title of the thesis: Patients with cancer and hope from their perspective in palliative care: a literature review
  • Ann Frostin
  • Tove Persson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: In Sweden it is 31000 persons who have palliative care. Cancer is usually the most common cause palliative care. Palliative care is about nurturing the whole person and relieves symptoms. Hope is the motivating impulse that drives man to deal with difficult and stressful situations. Purpose: The purpose of literature is to illuminate the experience of hope in palliativ care for cancer from a patient perspective. Method: The study is designed as general literature review with a systematic approach. For help using 14 items. Results: The findings that were found were survival, goals, future, meaning of life, relationships with others, symptom control and self-esteem. Conclusion: Patients should be involved in their care and have confidence in caregivers. Health professionals can help with that by being honest.

    Date of Award2013-Feb-20
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorAnn-Marie Nilsson (Supervisor), Anna Pålsson (Supervisor) & Lars Axelsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • experiences
    • hope
    • cancer
    • palliative care

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