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Upplevelsen av ej tillgodosedda behov hos kvinnor som drabbats av bröstcancer: En litteratur studie
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The experience of unmet needs of women affected by breast cancer : A literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background

Breast cancer is a serious disease that 1300 to 1400 women are diagnosed with in Sweden every year. This means that most nurses will meet women who is affected by breast cancer in their working life. The women have needs that they feel is unfulfilled and the caregivers have to improve their individual caregiving.

Aim

The purpose of this study is to highlight the experience of the unmet needs of women affected by breast cancer.

Method

A literature review based on 11 articles of qualitative data.

Results

The women had several needs that they felt were unmet. The following four themes emerged: "the need to find their identity" which was that the identities were affected by the disease. "The need for information" and "the need for support" that was about women experiencing the needs of information and support in their illness. The last theme "The need to survive" is about that the women wanted support, the will to fight, and to survive the disease.

Conclusion

The conclusion of this study shows that women with breast cancer had needs that did not get fulfilled. The need for survival was a big part of the women’s struggle with breast cancer. The women had a need for more information and support from the healthcare and from their relatives. The women also had a need to separate the illness from their identity

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Breast cancer, experience, needs, patient perspective, qualitative analysis
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6376Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6376DiVA: diva2:730903
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-06-30 Created: 2014-06-30 Last updated: 2014-06-30Bibliographically approved

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