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Föräldrars livsvärld vänds upp och ner: att vara förälder till ett barn med en cancersjukdom
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.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Parents´ life-world turns upside down : being a parent to a child with cancer disease Författare: Magdalena (English)
Abstract [en]

Background:

About 300 children are diagnosed with cancer disease in Sweden every year. It's not only the child that suffers from the effects of cancer, it´s the whole family. The parents undergo a crisis process which is very important to know for the nurse to be able to understand the reactions that the parents may have and support the family.

Aim:

The aim of this study was to describe parents´ experiences of living with a child with a cancer diagnoses.

Method:

In this literature study ten qualitative articles were analyzed.

Results:

The results of this study showed four different themes, Losing their foothold, Emotionaly shattered, Parents' needs from the surroundings, New life-world.

Conclusion:

Parents described that it was an emotional roller coaster that they had to go through when their child was diagnosed with a cancer disease. This study can give a deeper understanding of parents' feelings and how the nurse can provide support, guidance and give a good quality nursing to parents and relatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
Cancer, Child, Experiences, Nursing, Parents.
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7315Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7315DiVA, id: diva2:786046
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-02-04 Created: 2015-02-04 Last updated: 2015-02-04Bibliographically approved

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