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Att acceptera en tvetydig livlina: Erfarenheter av att vara bärare av en implanterbar defibrillator utifrån ett fenomenologiskt livsvärldsperspektiv
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattning

Implanterbar defibrillator (ICD) har visat sig förlänga överlevanden hos patienter med livshotande hjärtklappningar. Andelen bärare av implanterbara defibrillatorer förväntas att öka. Flera studier har redan beskrivit de drabbades livssituation och livskvalitet. Trots detta behövs det flera kvalitativa studier angående ICD-bärares erfarenheter i vardagen. Fenomenet att vara bärare av en implanterbar defibrillator beskrivs i föreliggande examensarbete utifrån en fenomenologisk forskningsansats och dess reflekterande livsvärldsperspektiv. Datainsamlingen utgjordes av nio djupintervjuer. Syftet var att beskriva innebörden av att vara bärare av en implanterbar defibrillator. Resultatet, fenomenets generella struktur, beskriver ett tvetydigt accepterande av en trygghet och otrygghet i livssituationen. Den aktiva och oförutsägbara kroppen är utsatt för något unikt, en tvetydig livlina. Fenomenets generella struktur belyses via fem konstituenter; det goda och onda tillslaget, känslan av stöd i omgivning, kunskap - en säkerhet i vardagen, den aktiva och oförutsägbara kroppen samt en utsatt kropp. Slutsatsen ses som ett accepterande av en tvetydig livlina. Att acceptera livlinan framkom i resultatet som ett självklart val.

 

Abstract [en]

Abstract

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) has shown to prolong survival in patients with life threatening tachyarrythmias. The number of implantable cardioverter defibrillators is expected to increase. Several studies have already described ICD-recipents life-situation and quality of life. However, additional qualitative studies concerning ICD-recipients everyday experiences are required. The phenomenon of living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is described in this paper from a phenomenological approach and its reflecting lifeworld perspective. The data collection was made out of nine in depth interviews. The purpose was to describe the meaning of living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The result, the phenomenon’s general structure, describes an ambiguous acceptance of a security and insecurity in the life-situation. The active and unpredictable body is exposed to something unique, an ambiguous lifeline. The phenomenon’s general structure is highlighted through five constituents; the good and bad shock, the experience of support in those around, knowledge - a safety in the every day life, the active and unpredictable body and the exposed body. The conclusion is seen as an acceptance of an ambiguous lifeline. To accept the lifeline appeared from the result as the obvious choice.

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2008. , 38 p.
Keyword
Acceptance, experiences, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, phenomenology, security
Keyword
Accepterande, erfarenheter, implanterbar defibrillator, fenomenologi, trygghet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-1558OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-1558DiVA: diva2:114003
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Available from: 2008-11-11 Created: 2008-11-03 Last updated: 2008-11-11Bibliographically approved

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