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Erfarenheter av ät-relaterade problem hos patienter med cancer i ett palliativt skede: "ett futtigare liv utan mat"
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Experiences of eating-related distress among patientsin a palliative stage of cancer : "a poor life without food" (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Eating-related distress describes as common symptoms in patients with advanced cancer in a palliative stage. Different symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, anorexia and kakexi can exist and these symptoms causes different experiences to patients. Some of the patients have ongoing chemotherapy treatment. Swanson's theory of caring describes how nurses can support a person trough difficult situations and transitions in life and contains five caring processes.

Aim: To throw lights upon experiences of eating-related distress among patients with cancer in a palliative stage

Method: A qualitative study with interviews of eight patients and data analysis based on content analysis

Results: The findings describes two unit of analysis, the experiences of eating-related distress with categories and subcategories; Affected appetite - anorexia and drug effects, Affected bodily function - weight change, function of stoma, physical ability and nausea together with vomiting, Emotional impact - forcing one to eat, psychological ability and social community. The next unit of analysis was need of support; The need for information and the need for security - through the nurse, through next of kin and through other patients

Conclusions: When eating doesn't work the patient is affected in many different ways, both physical and psychological. The patients also need information and different forms of support from the nurse, next of kin and other patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Advanced cancer, eating-related distress, experiences, palliative care and support
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7438Local ID: EXD909OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7438DiVA: diva2:796137
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-03-23 Created: 2015-03-18 Last updated: 2015-03-23Bibliographically approved

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