Föräldrars upplevelse av att leva med barn med diabetes typ 1

Detta är en Uppsats för yrkesexamina på grundnivå från Högskolan Väst/Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå; Högskolan Väst/Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå

Sammanfattning: Background: When a child suffers from chronic illness, it affects the whole family. Type 1 diabetes in children is becoming more common and over 900 children in Sweden per year suffer from the disease. Self-care becomes a fact and parents have the greatest responsibility for nursing. There will be major changes in life and previous routines changed to new ones. The nurse has an important responsibility in supporting and guiding the parents in an individualized and appropriate manner. Aim: The purpose of this literature study was to elucidate parents' experience of living with a child with type 1 diabetes. Method: The method used was a literature-based study based on qualitative studies. Nine qualitative articles were analyzed according to Friberg's five-step model. Results: The result is presented in two themes as; When life changes and New challenges. When life changed, three sub-themes meant describing the parents' experience of the changed life situation. New challenges with three subthemes focus on the parents 'experience of balancing the parent's perspective with the carers' perspective. Conclusion: Understanding the parents 'experience of living with a child with type 1 diabetes can help the nurse meet the parents' nursing needs by taking the responsibility of nursing and using their core competencies.

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