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Patienters upplevelser efter sin njurtransplantation: Att bidra till evidensbaserad omvårdnad med grund i analys av kvalitativ forskning
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Kidney failure require for certain, method of treatment by dialysis. Dialysis require a lot of time from the patients life. For some patient are kidney transplantation the last way out to recover. After a kidney transplantation patients need to take medications for a lifetime, so they don’t get a rejection of the new kidney.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe patients' experiences of life after a kidney transplant.

Method: A literature review based on 9 articles with a qualitative approach.

Results: After analysis two themes emerged; Emotional roller coaster and New me. It showed that patients who has been transplant are having mixed experiences of the life after transplantation. For example, some patient´s felt fear of rejection for the new organ and some felt hope for a new life, and fear of going back to dialysis. Some patient´s felt gratefulness to the people how were willing to donate a kidney for them, and they felt hope for a better life.

Conclusion: People who have undergone a kidney transplant, are having both mental, physical and emotional strain

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Kidney transplantation, patient experience, transplantation, dialysis
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10036Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10036DiVA: diva2:1039433
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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