Ambulanssjuksköterskans upplevelser av att bli utsatt för hot och våld prehospitalt
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Threats and violence is a problem that has received increased attention in the Swedish pre-hospital care in recent years, however, there have been only a handful of scientific studies in this area. Threats and violence is a major health and safety problems in healthcare and it might mean a daily mental stress to worry about being subjected to intimidation or violence. This is a common problem but it is still missing a lot of knowledge on the subject. Aim of this study was to describe ambulance nurse's experiences of being subjected to threats and violence prehospital setting. In this interview study used a qualitative approach, to get a picture of the interviewee's experiences. Eight ambulance nurses were interviewed and the interviews were then analyzed by qualitative manifest content analysis. The results showed that ambulance nurses felt that patient care was deteriorating because of threats and violence and that those with their own treatment could avert violence. Ambulance nurses had shared experiences they had adequate training to deal with threats and violence or not, but they felt that clear guidelines were missing and they were hard to follow. In all the interviews revealed the importance of security and ambulance nurses felt that they used his own experience, his colleague, preparation and risk assessment in order to increase security and prevent intimidation and violence. By describing the ambulance nurse perceptions of threats and violence, the authors wanted to increase awareness and knowledge of threats and violence prehospital setting. The authors' hope is that this knowledge may be used to secure ambulance nurses must be able to deal with threats and violence, and that it leads to an improved quality of care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 36 p.
Medicin, Hot, Våld, Ambulanssjuksköterskor, Upplevelse
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58789Local ID: f5adf642-364e-4313-9671-4cdecd36e67aOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-58789DiVA: diva2:1032177
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Specialist Nursing, Pre-hospital Emergency Care
Validerat; 20130616 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved