Patienters upplevelse av att leva med sjukdom som kräver långvarig kontakt med sjukvården : en intervjustudie

by Hultén, Maria; Hjälm, Catarina

Abstract (Summary)
Introduction: Being afflicted with a disease changes the life situation and the person stands face to face with a suffering. From having experienced oneself as a whole person ones identity can get lost or being threatened.Aim: The aim with this study was to describe the experience of living with disease demanding protracted contact with medical care.Method: The study is based on a qualitative method and open interviews were used to collect data. The data were analysed by using Dahlberg’s description of qualitative analysis, which implies going from the text as a whole, breaking it down into key components and then rebuilding the text as a new whole.Result: Being afflicted with and living with a disease changes the lived world and a new life situation begins. To accept this new life situation it seemed important to change the view of oneself. Overall the participants so far felt satisfied with the care and the rehabilitation they received in the hospital. The experiences of encounter, communication and participation in the hospital differed between the participants. Some experienced these phenomena inadequate.Conclusion: When having accepted the changed life situation could the person experience the wellbeing that could have got lost at the beginning of the disease. This attained through support from relatives or other persons in the same life situation.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:patient’s perspective disease rehabilitation encounter participation


Date of Publication:06/18/2008

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