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Föräldrars erfarenheter av att leva med ett barn med cancer
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Parents' experiences of living with a child with cancer (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: When a child gets cancer, it's not only the child that is affected, the rest of the family will also be affected, especially the parents. It is not only psychologically stressful, but also factors such as work and social life are affected. It is important to learn about parents' experiences of living with a child with cancer to be able to provide as good care as possible.

Aim: This study aimed to describe parents' experiences of living with a child with cancer.

Method: A method to contribute to evidence-based nursing with ground in analysis of qualitative research was performed to get a better understanding of parents' experiences. An analysis of eleven qualitative articles was carried out. The analysis resulted in five main themes and fifteen subthemes.

Results: The results of the study showed that the parents experienced a variety of emotions that change with the time associated with the disease. The first feelings that arose were shock and powerlessness that later in the course of the disease was devolved to gratitude and a new view of life. Everyday life was turned upside down and the need for support was tremendous.

Conclusion: It emerges from the study that parents of children with cancer go through many phases and emotions throughout the course of the disease. The parents have to cope with the change that the disease brings with it and it's important to have support from several different directions. By living with the child's illness, the family got a new perspective on life and re-prioritizes what is important here and now.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Cancer, childhood cancer, coping, everyday life, parents’ experiences
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10964Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10964DiVA: diva2:1103707
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-05-30 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

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