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Upplevelsen av att stå i transplantationskö ur ett patient- och anhörigperspektiv : en studie av självbiografier

by Walman, Anna; Abrahamsson, Pia-Marie

Abstract (Summary)
The waiting period for organ transplantation can be a complex situation for patients and their relatives. The purpose of the study was to enlighten the experiences of patients and their relatives when they stand in queue for organ transplantation. With a qualitative attempt four autobiographies were read and analyzed.The result showed that the experiences started with the information that transplantation was essential for the patients’ continuance of life, to when they were hospitalized for the operation.The analysis of the data resulted in five categories: The insight about the gravity of the disease, Between hope and despair, Thoughts surrounding death, Qualms of conscience and A call much longed for. The result can be used to increase the understanding for what patients and their relatives go through emotionally during their wait for organ transplantation among the nursing staff.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:organ transplantation waiting patient relative experience

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Date of Publication:06/05/2008

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