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Sjuksköterskors delaktighet i euthanasiprocessen
Kristianstad University College, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University College, School of Health and Society.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund. Ordet eutanasi betyder dödshjälp och detta ämne väcker stor debatt världen över. Holland, Belgien, Luxemburg och delstaten Oregon i USA har legaliserat eutanasi. Riktlinjer som beskriver sjuksköterskors roll i eutanasiprocessen har utformats, dock syns stora skillnader länderna emellan. Syfte. Att belysa sjuksköterskors upplevelse av delaktigheten i eutanasiprocessen, samt hur omvårdnaden av patienten såg ut under denna process. Metod. En allmän litteraturstudie utfördes med induktiv innehållsanalys. Resultat. Studien belyser flera aspekter av sjuksköterskors upplevelser kring omvårdnaden av patienter under eutanasiprocessen. Kategorierna visar sjuksköterskors reaktioner på eutanasiförfrågan, vikten av ett gott samtal mellan patient och sjuksköterska, hur sjuksköterskor vårdar patienten under processen som leder fram till eutanasi samt hur hon finns som stöd för patienten och agerar patientens ”advokat”. Det framkom att sjuksköterskor åsidosätter sina egna åsikter om eutanasi och ställer upp för patienten samt hur de finner stöd i kollegor för att klara av den psykiskt påfrestande uppgift som eutanasiprocessen innebär. Slutsats. I flera studier anser sjuksköterskor det svårt att ge patienten bästa omvårdnad då riktlinjer som beskriver deras arbetsuppgifter under eutanasiprocessen är bristfälliga.

Abstract [en]

Background. Euthanasia can be translated into the meaning of helping a person to end his/her life. Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the State of Oregon (USA) have legalized euthanasia. Guidelines describing the nurses’ role in the process of euthanasia exists, though great differences can be seen between countries. Aim. To illuminate the nurses’ perception on their involvement in the euthanasiaprocess and what the care during this process looked like. Method. A general review of qualitative literature was conducted with analysis of the articles. Result. This study showed the nurses’ first reaction to the euthanasia request, the importance of in-depth conversations between the patient and the nurse, the nurses’ care for the patient during the process, how they stood by their patients’ side at all times and sometimes acted the role of the patients’ lawyer. This study raised issues about how nurses’ sometimes sat their negative thoughts about euthanasia aside to care for the patient and how they found support and comfort in their colleagues. Conclusion. Many nurses feel they cannot give the patient proper care due to failing guidelines describing their tasks during the euthanasia process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Euthanasia, guidelines, nursing domains, nurses and experience
Keyword [sv]
Eutanasi, riktlinjer, omvårdnadsdomäner, sjuksköterskor och upplevelse.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-6256OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-6256DiVA: diva2:297925
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Available from: 2010-03-31 Created: 2010-02-19 Last updated: 2010-03-31Bibliographically approved

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