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Svåra cancerbesked: Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Difficult cancer news : Nurses' experiences (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Getting cancer news is described as difficult news. The definition of difficult news means unwelcome news. Patients who receive difficult news are deprived a part of their lives. At least every third person in Sweden is expected to receive some form of cancer diagnosis, during their lifetime. After recently receiving the news from a doctor, nurses are often the patients closest and first contact. Also general nurses encounter these patients after receiving the news from a doctor. It is important as a nurse to be prepared for the meeting by having knowledge of cancer and difficult cancer news. Therefore this study focuses on nurses' experiences of caring for these patients. Aim: The purpose of this study was to highlight nurses' experiences in the care of patients receiving difficult cancer news. Method:A literature-based study based on qualitative research was chosen as a method. Nine articles were analyzed according to Friberg's (2017) five-step model. Results: The results were presented in three themes: To be a support, To communicate and inform and To be an intermediary link. Conclusions: In order for nurses to be able to care for these patients, experience and knowledge of cancer and difficult cancer news are required. Nurses who did not have enough experiences or knowledge found it difficult to care for patients that recently received difficult cancer news.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 17
Keywords [en]
Communication, Difficult cancer news, Experience, Nurse, Support.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14203Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14203DiVA, id: diva2:1338912
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-07-25 Created: 2019-07-25 Last updated: 2019-07-25Bibliographically approved

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