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Föräldrars upplevelser när ett barn får cancerdiagnos: En kvalitativ litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Parents' experiences when a child got a cancer diagnosis : A literature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Every day, a child in Sweden get cancer. A cancer diagnosis inflicts the whole family situation. The parents have to deal with it socially as well as emotionally. It´s important that nurses have knowledge and are able to provide best possible care to the parents.

Aim: The aim of this study is to describe parents' experiences when a child got a cancer diagnosis.

Method: The method used to the analysis was qualitative research for getting better understanding of parent's experiences.

An analysis of eleven articels was carried out, the analysis resulted in three themes and seven subthemes.

Results: What can be seen in the studies of parents' reactions when a child gets cancer is that there is a change in the parents' relationships, need of information and knowledge of the healthcare system and its impact, as well as the shock that gives emotional suffering for the parents. To contribute to continued knowledge development, these things are important to pay attention to as a nurse in order to provide safe care to the family.

Conclusion: By gaining knowledge about parents' experiences when their children receive cancer diagnosis, nurses can get a better understanding of how parents will be treated in such a situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 21
Keywords [en]
Parent, children with cancer, experience, parents’ perspective, children, cancer, pediatric, parental, diagnosis, oncology
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12400Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12400DiVA, id: diva2:1211666
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-31 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved

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