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Att leva med en livshotande sjukdom : en studie av självbiografier

by Andersson, Liselotte; Hillberg, Jenny

Abstract (Summary)
A life-threatening disease is a crisis and a suffering. Previous research are focused on terminally ill patients experiences and shows the importance of open communication, to live a active normal life and that peoples apprehension about death is different. The aim of this study was to describe how it is to live with a life-threatening disease in a every day life, based on autobiographies. The study is based on a qualitative approach and a analysis of six autobiographies. The results is presented in five themes. Each theme is described separately with help from quotation from the autobiographies. The results shows that the experiences of living with a life- threatening disease involves a need to live a every day life as it used to be, to get a increased well-being. It even includes a uncertainty future and a constant anxiety and fear. To have someone to share the experience with, a good support and to feel confidence from nursing staff is important. How peoples life situation are influenced by the life-threatening disease and how important it is that nursing staff confirm patients experience are discussed.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:life threatening disease experience nursing autobiographies

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Date of Publication:02/28/2008

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