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Familjers upplevelse av att ha ett cancersjukt barn: En litteraturstudie
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
Families' experiences of having a child with cancer : A literature study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Approximately 300 children are affected by cancer each year in Sweden, however the prognosis has been significantly improved. The disease isn't only affecting the child but even the family of the child and therefore, a family focused care should be applied. The disease creates a suffering for the entire family and the nurse then has the task of reducing that suffering.

Aim: The purpose of the study was to highlight family experiences of having a child with cancer.

Method: In this literature study ten qualitative articles, that shed light on the chosen subject, have been processed. The articles were analyzed using Friberg's five-step model.

Results: The analysis resulted in four themes and 13 sub-themes. The four themes were; chaos and uncertainty, change of relationships within the family, change of everyday life and change of attitude towards life. The cancer diagnosis in the child affected everyone in the family, which caused a change in the everyday life for all members. The pursuit for information was constant among these families. Their everyday lives became chaotic when a whole series of emotions tested their relationships. The family members had a change of perspective of life, and priorities were redirected after the child’s diagnosis.

Conclusion: The families face many emotional difficulties in connection with the child being diagnosed with cancer, and they need the support from nurses to handle these difficulties. The need for information is great among these families and therefore nurses need to be able to provide the information that families need to reduce their suffering.

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Varje år drabbas omkring 300 barn i Sverige av cancer men prognosen har förbättrats avsevärt. Sjukdomen påverkar inte bara det sjuka barnet utan även familjen till barnet och därför ska en familjefokuserad omvårdnad tillämpas. Sjukdomen skapar ett lidande för hela familjen och sjuksköterskan har då i uppgift att minska lidandet. Syfte: Att belysa familjers upplevelser av att ha ett cancersjukt barn.

Metod: I denna litteraturstudie har tio kvalitativa artiklar bearbetats som belyste det valda ämnet. Artiklarna analyserades med hjälp av Fribergs femstegsmodell.

Resultat: Analysen resulterade i fyra teman och 13 subteman. De fyra teman var; kaos och ovisshet, förändrade familjerelationer, förändrad vardag och förändrad attityd till livet. Cancerdiagnosen hos barnet berörde alla i familjen vilket ledde till en förändrad vardag för samtliga. Strävan efter information var konstant hos dessa familjer. Deras vardag blev kaosartad när en hel rad av känslor satte deras relationer på prov. Familjemedlemmarna fick en förändrad syn på livet och prioriteringarna ändrades efter barnets cancerdiagnos.

Slutsats: Familjerna upplever många svåra känslor i samband med att barnet får cancerdiagnosen och de behöver stöd från sjuksköterskor för att hantera dessa känslor. Behovet av information är stort hos dessa familjer och därför behöver sjuksköterskor kunna ge den information som familjerna behöver för att minska deras lidande.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
Child cancer, experience, family, parents, siblings
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13489Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-13489DiVA, id: diva2:1286552
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved

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