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När varje förälders värsta mardröm blir sann: Föräldrars upplevelser när deras barn insjuknar i cancer, en litteraturstudie.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
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
When every parent’s worst nightmare comes true : Parent’s experiences when their children suffer from cancer, a litterature study. (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Almost every day a family finds out their child has cancer. The cancer affect the entire family. The parents had the closest contact to the child, and they were involved in all treatment process. Aim: The aim of this study is to illuminate parents’ experiences of their child going through cancer treatment. Method: The method we chose is a literature study that contributes to evidence based care, based on analysis of qualitative research. This method was chosen to get a better understanding of parents’ experiences when their child gets a cancer diagnose. Twelve qualitative articles were chosen for the result. Results: In the result we found three themes and ten subthemes. What we found was a changed life situation that affected the life quality, the family, marriages and the social relations. The situation also affected their faith and hope for the future. The parents had to struggle with their feelings and their economic daily, as a result of the child’s diagnosis. Another thing the results show is how the parents’ experienced the care, with treatment, information from the health professionals, and how they treated the families. Conclusion: The results show that the parents was in need of information, care and support to be able to handle the situation of their sick child. Here, the nurse plays a vital and significant role to support these families in their struggle against cancer. Keywords: childhood cancer, experiences, family, neoplasm, parents.

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2018. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
childhood cancer, experiences, family, neoplasm, parents
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12689Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12689DiVA, id: diva2:1231016
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-05 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved

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