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När livet tar en oväntad vändning: Den yngre kvinnans upplevelse av att leva med bröstcancer. En självbiografistudie
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
When life takes an unexpected turn : The younger women's experiences of living withbreast cancer (English)
Abstract [en]

Background:

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. This disease has many different impacts on younger women who have to face a whole variety of emotions, a change in life and an uncertain future.

Aim:

The aim of this study was to elucidate the younger women's experiences of living with breast cancer.

Method:

The method "To analyze stories" (narratives) was used in this working process. The study was conducted by analyzing the text from three autobiographies written by women who received their breast cancer diagnosis before the age of 45.

Results:

The study resulted in three categories with eight subcategories that reflected the younger womans experience of living with breast cancer. The three categories were: a recurrent concern, a changed life and a significant environment.

Conclusion:

Living as a young woman with breast cancer is associated with fears of various kinds. It affects how you view your body and life in general. Important is to understand is that family plays an crucial and irreplaceable roll as an aid and support. It is therefore essential as an professional, a nurse to understand and have a deeper knowledge on how younger women experience their illness in order to provide the best possible care with the aim to meet needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 21
Keywords [en]
Autobiographies, breast cancer, experience, nurse, younger women
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7151Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7151DiVA, id: diva2:771128
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-12 Last updated: 2014-12-16Bibliographically approved

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