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Sjuksköterskan och döden: En kvalitativ litteraturbaserad studie, om sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att vårda i livets slutskede
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The nurse and death : a qualitative literature-based study, about nurses’ experiences of caring in end-of-life (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Nurses continuously meets and cares for dying patients, which can be perceived as both rewarding and stressful. To manage death and dying patients adequately, nurses need to reflect on what death means and her/his own perception of death and dying. Research showed that many nurses felt that they had a lack of knowledge and practical skills regarding end of life care. Objective: The purpose of this study was to illuminate nurses’ experiences of caring for patients in end-of-life care. Method: A literature-based study was used, based on analysis of qualitative data. Thirteen articles were analysed according to Friberg´s five-step model. The analysis resulted in four themes and eight subthemes. Results: Four main themes emerged from the analysis: 1) Deficient environment and organization 2) Deficient knowledge and practical skills 3) Support is an important factor 4) Response to end-of-life care. Conslusion: Education and training in end-of-life care was important. This should be implemented more, both in nursing education and in clinical practice. Support from management and colleagues was highly valued by nurses and should occur to a greater extent, as a way of preventing negative effects, such as burnout, and as a way of improving the care of dying patients and their relatives.

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2019. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
death, dying patient, end of life care, experience, nurse
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14090Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14090DiVA, id: diva2:1337000
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-07-23 Created: 2019-07-11 Last updated: 2019-07-23Bibliographically approved

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