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Background Satisfaction of life and wellbeing is shown to be important when the quality of life is to be understood. The nurse has a significant role in the care of the patient and in his/her experience of life.
Aim The purpose of this study is to examine the quality of life, from a nurse perspective.
Method The text analysis was carried out with qualified attempts, of a book, "Quality of life a challenge for the nurse" (in Swedish) by T. Rustoen, a nurse who also worked as a teacher in Norway. The book describes how quality of life is experienced from the patients and staffs view.
Results The text analysis showed that out of the ordinary descriptions of quality of life, the author found four new themes. These themes where; the meaning of solidarity, confidence, activity and meaningfulness in the existence.
Conclusion Quality of life is an important word, which means different to different kind of people. For people in common, quality of life usually means: happiness, harmony and comfort, but as been showed includes more. Quality of life is a complex purpose, related to a subjective feeling of comfort and satisfaction.