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Upplevelsen att leva med en kvinnlig partner som behandlas för bröstcancer: En Litteraturstudie
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Bröstcancer är den vanligaste maligna sjukdomen bland kvinnor. Varje år insjuknar kring 9700 individer världen över. Att få diagnosen skapar ofta en stor oro och ångest inför framtiden, även kvinnans med bröstcancers partner blir drabbad och kan hamna i en kris. Det kan vara viktigt att inte glömma bort att ge bekräftelse och stöd till partners. Partners kan känna maktlöshet och genomgå ett enormt lidande. Syfte: Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva hur partners till kvinnor med bröstcancer upplever sin situation. Metod: Studiens design var en systematisk litteraturstudie och består av 9 vetenskapliga artiklar. Datainsamling gjordes genom sökning i databaserna Medline och Cinahl. Artiklarna kvalitetsgranskades och analyserades därefter genom manifest innehållsanalys. Resultat: Partners till kvinnor med bröstcancer påverkas av kvinnans bröstcancer sjukdom. Partners upplever sin egen situation väldigt individuellt. Partners lidande kan lindras genom rätt stöd och information, mötet med vårdpersonal är viktigt för partners välbefinnande och för att kunna hantera den nya livssituationen. Konklusion: Vårdpersonal innehar en viktig funktion i att underlätta och stödja vid lidande som partners upplever till följd av kvinnans bröstcancer. Vidare bör det ägnas mer tid från vårdpersonal att identifiera stödinsatser för partners.

Nyckelord: partners, bröstcancer, upplevelser, information

Abstract [en]

Background: Breast cancer is the most common malignant disease for women. Each year, around 9700 individuals develop breast cancer worldwide. Being diagnosed with breast cancer often cause great concern and uncertainty towards the future, which also applies to the women’s partners who also gets affected. Therefore, it can be important that health care professionals don’t forget to give partners support and help, as partners might feel powerless and undergo enormous suffering.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how partners to women with breast cancer experience their situation.

Method: The design of this study was a systematic literature study based on 11 scientific articles. Data acquisition was conducted by research in the Medline and Cinahl databases. Quality checks and analyses of the articles were made through manifest content analyzes.

Results: Partners to women with breast cancer are affected by the women’s disease as well. Their experience of the situation varies and is very individual. The suffering of the partners can be relieved by support, information and meetings with health care professionals. These meetings are important for the partners well-being and for them to cope with their new life circumstances.

Conclusion: Health care professionals have a key role in easing the suffering that partners experience as a result of the women’s breast cancer. More time from health care professionals should be devoted into identifying adequate support measures for partners.

 

Keywords: spouses, breast cancer, experiences, information

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 31 p.
Keyword [sv]
partners, bröstcancer, upplevelser, information
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128210OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-128210DiVA: diva2:1050572
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2017-02-23Bibliographically approved

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