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Patienters upplevelser av att vänta på en organtransplantation: En ny chans till livet
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
2022 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients ‘experiences of waiting for an organ transplant : A new chance of life (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: The history of transplantation goes back a long time and has been the last resort as a treatment to save a person's life. The availability of organs does not correspond to the need, there are also limited studies on how the patient's health processes are affected during the waiting time for a new organ.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe patientexperiences of waiting for an organ transplant.

Method: This literature-based study was based on qualitative research to describe patient experiences of managing the waiting time for an organ transplant. 11 articles were analyzed according to Friberg's (2017) five step model.

Results: The article analysis resulted in two main themes and six sub-themes. The main theme New Challenges highlighted that the patients are in need for both support and information during the time that they are waiting for an organ transplant. The second main theme, Emotional stress highlighted what feelings the patient can endure during the waiting time for a transplantation. The feelings of both hope and uncertainty are described by the patients.

Conclusion: When nurses take responsibility for the caring and the six areas of competence, which means that patients who are on the waiting list for an organ transplant have their nursing needs met.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
Hope, Patient experiences, Organ transplant, Support, Waiting time
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-18801Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-18801DiVA, id: diva2:1679697
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2022-08-18 Created: 2022-07-01 Last updated: 2022-08-18Bibliographically approved

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