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Att överleva ett hjärtstopp;: en litteraturbaserad studie om vuxna personers erfarenheter
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
To survive a cardiac arrest; : A study based on scientific studies of adult people’s experiences (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Every year 10,000 people in Sweden suffer from a cardiac arrest. The chance to survive increases and also the lifespan. Having suffered a cardiac arrest means a change in everyday life, both emotionally and physically. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe adult people’s experiences after surviving a cardiac arrest. Method: A qualitative literature-based study. An analysis of nine qualitative articles was carried out. Results: Three main themes emerged; near death-experience, a changed body and to get a functioning everyday. The results showed that life after the cardiac arrest meant a major transformation. To suffer a near-death experience affected the people and there was a reprioritisations of everyday life. It was found that bodily changes created an insecurity and it was perceived as difficulty when the energy was not enough. Conclusion: People who survived a cardiac arrest are in need of support from the health care.

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2017. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
cardiac arrest, experience, near-death experience, quality of life, survivor
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12395Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12395DiVA, id: diva2:1211431
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-30 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved

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