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Livet för patienter med hjärtsvikt: En litteraturöversikt
Mid Sweden University. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
Mid Sweden University. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Patients with heart failure is a patient group growing in numbers, the most common treatment focuses on reliving symptoms and the only cure is heart transplantation. Objective: Aim of the study was to illuminate patients' experiences of living with heart failure at his home. Method: Qualitative design, with a manifest content analysis. The results are based on 12 scientific articles.  Results: Patients with heart failure find that the disease is limited to their daily lives through mental illness and physical symptoms. The short comings of given information to the Patients are a necessary element to include in the planning for Patients future life. The Patients are experiencing that their lives are hanging on a thread as their life is running out, giving anxiety and worries. The need for palliative care is great, but is experienced by patients as containing large gaps. Discussion: Heart failure is a hidden disease, where patients with heart failure often feel like a burden on the environment. Dependence on other people gives a feeling of hope and hopelessness. Conclusion: information plays a large role in how patients with heart failure are able to live with their everyday lives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 30 p.
Keyword [sv]
Hjärtsvikt, Information, Patienter, Upplevelser
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Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11445OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-11445DiVA: diva2:320115
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2010-03-25, Östersund, 10:00 (Swedish)
Uppsok
Life Earth Science
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Available from: 2010-06-16 Created: 2010-04-23 Last updated: 2010-06-16Bibliographically approved

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