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Att dansa med livet på en armslängds avstånd: En litteraturbaserad studie som beskriver människors upplevelser av att leva med obotlig cancer
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
To dance with life at an arm's length (English)
Abstract [en]

Background Cancer is one of the diseases with the highest mortality rate in the world, and every year more people are diagnosed with the disease. To be able to relate to people living with incurable cancer and to apply a good nursing care, it is important that the healthcare professionals know how these people experience their illness.

Aim The aim of this study was to highlight people's experiences of living with incurable cancer.

Method The method used was a literature study based on qualitative research. Eleven articles were analysed according to Friberg ́s five-step model and resulted in three main themes and eight sub-themes.

Results The main themes that emerged was: Limited time, A tightening world of living and A journey towards death.

Conclusion The results showed that people with incurable cancer experience a changed lifeworld when confronted with themselves, time, space and environment. The patients are often faced with both physical and mental challenges and easily end up in an emotional isolation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
Cancer, experience, limited time, living with, quality of life
Keywords [sv]
Cancer, erfarenheter, livskvalitet
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12840Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12840DiVA, id: diva2:1242553
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-08-29 Created: 2018-08-28 Last updated: 2018-08-29Bibliographically approved

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