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Upplevelser av ovisshet: En litteraturstudie ur den cancerdrabbades perspektiv
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Experiences of uncertainty : A literature review from the patient's perspective (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Cancer som är en livshotande sjukdom orsakar inte bara fysiska symptom utan även psykiska. Sjukdomen medför ovisshet som rör många olika aspekter, så som sjukdomsutveckling, behandling och framtid. Syfte: Syftet med studien är att belysa upplevelser av ovisshet hos personer med cancer. Metod: Studien genomfördes som en litteraturstudie baserad på vetenskapliga artiklar. Sammanlagt användes nio artiklar till resultatet som alla handlade om ovisshet vid cancer. Resultat: Resultatet presenteras i tre huvudkategorier med tillhörande subkategorier. Huvudkategorin Vad är orsaken till sjukdomen? andlar om sjukdomens uppkomst och varför just individen har drabbats. Hur är det att leva med cancer? handlar om personers bristande kunskap om sjukdomen och ovisshet angående behandlingen samt tilliten till vården. Hur ser framtiden ut? handlar om sjukdomens utveckling, behandlingsbiverkningar och omgivningen. Diskussion: I metoddiskussionen granskas studiens metod med hjälp av begreppen överförbarhet, giltighet och trovärdighet. I resultatdiskussionen diskuteras studiens viktigaste fynd. Det som belyses är vikten av information, problematiken till att ta ett beslut om behandling, vikten av tillit till vården och en diskussion angående varför just den enskilde individen har blivit drabbad.

Abstract [en]

Background: Cancer is a life threatening disease; it causes not only physical symptoms but also psychological. The disease leads to uncertainty in many aspects, such as disease progression, the treatment and the future. Purpose: The aim of this study is to highlight the experiences of uncertainty in people with cancer. Method: The study was conducted as a literature study based on scientific articles. Altogether nine articles where assembled to the results. The articles focused on the experiences of uncertainty in people with cancer. Results: The results are presented in three main categories and related subcategories. What’s the cause of the disease? which includes information about the origin of the disease.  What’s it like to live with cancer? which includes information about people's lack of knowledge, uncertainty about the treatment and trust in health care. What does the future hold? deals with the development of the disease, treatment side effects and surroundings. Discussion:  The method is discussed from the terms transferability, validity and credibility. The results most important findings are discussed: importance of information, the issues about making a treatment decision, the importance of trusting in health care and a discussion about why the individual have become a victim of cancer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Cancer, Uncertainty, Literature review
Keyword [sv]
Cancer, Ovisshet, Litteraturstudie
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-9009DiVA: diva2:497798
Educational program
Study Programme in Nursing
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-11 Last updated: 2012-02-13Bibliographically approved

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