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Patienters erfarenheter av Komplementär ochAlternativ Medicin (KAM) vid cancersjukdom: En litteraturstudie
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patient’s experiences of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM) in cancer diseases : - A literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund:

Cancer är en sjukdom som väcker rädslor och behandlingen kan ge

svåra symtom och vara slitsam för patienten. Under den medicinska behandlingen

av cancer kan patienter söka sig till komplementära och alternativa behandlingar

vilket kan öka risken för interaktioner med mediciner.

Syfte:

Var att beskriva vuxna patienters erfarenheter av komplementär och

alternativ medicin (KAM) vid cancersjukdom.

Metod:

Beskrivande systematisk litteraturstudie med 16 inkluderade artiklar som

sökts via CINHAL och PubMed. Resultatet har bearbetats enligt innehållsanalys.

Resultat:

Patienternas användande av KAM gav dem en känsla av att ta ansvar

och kontroll i en svår tid, minskade biverkningar av behandlingen samt stärkte sin

egen kropp. Information om KAM-behandlingar inhämtades främst via anhöriga

och andras positiva erfarenheter. Det framkom att vårdpersonalen inte prioriterade

frågor om KAM och att ämnet ofta hamnade i skymundan samt att den sjuke inte

ville ta personalens tid i anspråk för att diskutera KAM. Om vårdpersonalen var

negativ till deras KAM-användande uppgav de att de inte kände sig respekterad.

Kontakten med KAM-terapeuten var oftast positiv i att de kände sig sedda, att de

fick egen tid och blev lyssnad på.

Konklusion:

Viktiga erfarenheter som patienter rapporterar kring sitt användande

av KAM var behovet av att ta kontroll över sitt mående, stärka sin kropp, få stöd i

sin situation, att få tid med sin vårdgivare samt att få ett gott bemötande.

Abstract [en]

Background:

Cancer is a disease that causes fears and its treatment can cause

severe symptoms and be strenuous for the patient. During the medical treatment of

cancer, patients may seek complementary and alternative treatments, which could

increase the risk of drug interactions.

Aim:

To describe adult patients' experience of complementary and alternative

medicine (CAM) in cancer disease.

Methods:

Descriptive systematic literature study with 16 included articles

searched through CINHAL and PubMed. The result has been analyzed according

to content analysis

Findings:

Patients' use of CAM gave them a sense of taking responsibility and

control in a difficult time, reducing side effects of treatment and strengthening

their own body. Information about CAM treatments were obtained primarily

through relatives and others' positive experiences. It emerged that healthcare

workers do not prioritize issues about CAM, the patient felt neglected, and that the

sick does not want to take the staff's time to discuss CAM. If the healthcare staff

were negative to their CAM use, they stated that they did not feel respected. The

contact with the CAM therapists were usually positive because they felt looked

after, that they had their own time and were listened to.

Conclusion:

Important experiences that patients report about their use of CAM are

the need to take control over their health, strength their body, to get support in

their situation, to have time with their health care provider and to receive a good

treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keywords [en]
Cancer, CAM, Experience and Patient
Keywords [sv]
Cancer, Erfarenheter, KAM och Patient
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25803OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25803DiVA, id: diva2:1134591
Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-21

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