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Upplevelsen av hopp och dess betydelse: - efter en traumatisk ryggmärgsskada
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The experience of hope and its importance : - after a traumatic spinal cord injury (English)
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Background: Every year approximately 160 people in Sweden suffer spinal cord injury and year 2010 about 5,000 Swedes lived with the consequences of a traumatic spinal cord injury. There is relatively little research about these people's experience of living with such an injury and how hope can be vital for survival for a person in the seemingly hopeless situation

Aim: To describe patients' experiences of hope and the meaning of hope after a traumatic spinal cord injury.

Methods: Qualitative study. Ten articles have been read, coded, analyzed, and discussed.

Results: The literature review resulted in five themes that all are about hope was expressed among people with spinal cord injury. These themes were: Hope its' expressions and effects, To be in a vicious circle, Hope during the first time after the injury, Hope in relation to will and faith and Hope as driving power and coping strategy.

Discussions: In the discussion hope as a coping strategy, the significance to the caring relationship, hope as faith and will power are discussed.

Key words: Spinal cord injury, hope, coping strategy

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Spinal cord injury, hope, coping strategy
Keyword [sv]
Ryggmärgsskada, hopp, copingstrategi
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-1860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-1860DiVA: diva2:578766
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2012-12-27 Created: 2012-12-18 Last updated: 2012-12-27Bibliographically approved

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