Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att möta total smärta i palliativ vård : En litteraturöversikt

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Ersta Sköndal högskola/Institutionen för vårdvetenskap

Sammanfattning: Background: Pain is one of the most common and feared symptoms in palliative care and may cause suffering and reduced quality of life of the dying person. The pain has several different dimensions and is a subjective experience of each individual. How the nurse meets the palliative patient's pain is essential to good health of the patient, which allows a good and worthy death. Aim: The aim was to highlight nurses' experiences in meeting total pain in palliative care. Method: The literature review is based on ten scientific studies of which seven studies with a qualitative approach, a study using quantitative methods and two studies with mixed method. The studies included in the literature review has been reviewed and approved by an ethics committee. Searches were made in the databases MEDLINE and CINAHL Complete full text. Results: The results showed that nurses experienced difficulties to meet patients who experienced total pain. The nurses felt that they had insufficient knowledge and experience in meeting patients with total pain. The nurse worked much with existential conversation. Discussion: Nurses experienced an uncertainty in the face of existential questions, which is a difficult but important part of the work. This is discussed and anchored in Rosemarie Rizzo Parse nursing theory Human becoming along with the concept of caring.

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