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Patienters erfarenheter av att vara i en palliativ fas: efter att de drabbats av 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
Patients experience of being in a palliative phase : when they suffer from cancer (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the world. When the disease become incurable, patients are offered palliative care. Knowledge is needed about how these patients experience being in a palliative phase.

Aim: The aim of this study was to explore patient's experiences of being in a palliative phase.

Method: The method was based on qualitative research, a literature study was made and twelve scientific articles were analyzed based on Fribergs (2012) five step's model.

Results: The results were three themes and six sub- themes. The themes were: Not to lose control, The hope of tomorrow, Living with death.

Conclusion: It was important to have a good relationship with others, the results also showed that some of the patients had a bad conscience for their illness as they felt they were heavy burdens for their relatives. To prepare and plan for their funeral and have practical things in order created a sense of control. Patients were not afraid of the moment of death.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
Attitude to death, cancer patients, experience, living with dying, palliative
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11291Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11291DiVA: diva2:1130766
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-08-15 Created: 2017-08-11 Last updated: 2017-08-15Bibliographically approved

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