Barns rädsla och smärta i samband med cancerbehandling : En litteraturöversikt

by Johansson, Marija; Wahlström, Carina

Abstract (Summary)
Cancer is a disease that affects mankind, regardless of age. It is still one of the most common causes of death among children and adolescents. Children’s pain has been underestimated due to lack of knowledge and therefore inadequately treated. The aim of this study is to compile and illustrate research that describes whether fear can affect children’s experience of pain related to cancer treatment as well as describing measures taken to decrease fear and the pain experience. The method used is a literature review based on research within this area. The result is based on twenty scientific articles. The delimitation has been done between the years 1989-2007. The articles have been chosen by critical review. The result shows that the medical methods used for cancer treatment often produce higher levels of fear among children than the cancer disease itself. The pain can cause negative experience that might cause more fear and pain. The result also shows that if you diminish fear by the use of different methods a decrease of pain experience could be accomplished as well.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:child cancer fear pain nursing


Date of Publication:01/23/2008

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