Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av vård vid patienters dödsfall : En kvalitativ litteraturöversikt

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Jönköping University/HHJ, Avd. för omvårdnad; Jönköping University/HHJ, Avd. för omvårdnad; Jönköping University/HHJ, Avd. för omvårdnad

Sammanfattning: Background: Death can be viewed and understood through different perspectives and occurs in different ways after different trajectories. Death can occur in the hospital setting where the registered nurse has a leading role in the nursing of dying patients. It is the registered nurses’ responsibility that the given care has dignity and is respectful of the patient’s integrity. Registered nurses need an awareness of the feelings they may experience when patients die and apply different coping strategies in order to cope with the pressure that encounters with death can result in. Purpose: Was to describe registered nurses’ experiences of caring for patients who die in hospitals. Method: This literature review used scientific articles with qualitative method that were analysed in five steps according to Friberg (2017a) and was formed with an inductive approach. Result: After analysis of 12 scientific articles two main categories were presented: Emotional impact and The importance of personal and professional development with a total of five subcategories. Conclusion: Registered nurses experienced difficulties and challenges when caring for dying patients in the hospital setting and experienced emotional and professional effects as well as effects on their everyday life. Limitations within oneself and outer circumstances was perceived to limit the registered nurses from providing good care. Coping strategies could be applied in order to cope with these difficulties.

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