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Följder efter behandling av prostatacancer
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
Consequences after treatment of prostate cancer (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: In Sweden, around 30 men receives the diagnosis prostate cancer every day. Healthcare services need to understand how treatment for prostate cancer effects a man and his lifeworld. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in Sweden, but insufficient treatment for men's well-being and sense of self after treatment is made.

Aim: To describe the experiences of men who is treated for prostate cancer.

Method: A literature overview was performed.

Results: Results show that men need support when diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer. Men were less likely to seek support and admit to themselves that they needed professional help. The treatment for prostate cancer had negative effects on the man's sense of self.

Conclusion: The importance of nurse's professionalism in treatment of men with prostate cancer. Nurses need to initiate conversations about the impact the treatment of prostate cancer had on the men's lifeworld.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 17
Keywords [en]
Experience, lifeworld, prostatic cancer, sexuality, treatment
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12442Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12442DiVA, id: diva2:1213852
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-05 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved

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