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Barns upplevelser av stöd vid förälders sjukdom eller död: en litteraturbaserad 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.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Children's experiences of support when a parent is ill or dies : a literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background:

According to previous studies there is little known about children's experiences of support when a parent is seriously ill or dying. Even though children have the right to gain information and support when a parent is seriously ill or dying there has not been extensive study regarding the children´s own experiences. Aim: This study aimed to explore children´s support experiences when a parent becomes ill or dies. Method: A literature review was used to analyze ten qualitative articles. Analyses are made according to Friberg's model. Family-related care is used as a thematic framework throughout the essay. Result: Three themes were found describing children's support experiences: children's support experiences in daily life, children's support experiences from health care professionals and children's own support system. Conclusion: It was found that family and friends constitutes a secure base for the children. The children asked for more information and support to handle stressful situations in family life. Children wish to remove responsibility and continuing being a child.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
child, coping, experience, family-related care, support
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7393Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7393DiVA: diva2:790314
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-02-24 Last updated: 2015-03-02Bibliographically approved

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