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Att sitta fast i ett mörkt svart hål: Upplevelser av att leva med depression
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. anci.odhe@odhes.com.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live in a dark black hole : Experiences from living with depression (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Depression beskrivs som en folksjukdom i Sverige och det uppskattas att den psykiska ohälsan kommer att öka. Det är viktigt att sjuksköterskan erhåller kunskap om patienters upplevelse av att leva med depression för att kunna utgå från ett patientperspektiv och ge bästa möjliga omvårdnad.

Syfte: Syftet var att beskriva hur patienter upplever att leva med depression.

Metod: En kvalitativ studie genomfördes med en innebördsanalys baserad på sju självbiografier.

Resultat: Resultatet presenteras i fyra teman; Att förlora fotfästet, Att uppleva sammanhang och stöd respektive icke stöd, Att hitta egna sätt att hantera depressionen och ensamhet och Att ta emot vård kan upplevas både positivt och negativt.

Konklusion: Depression kan vara så djup att patientens ansträngning att ta sig ur depressionen endast fördjupar den. Mer information och utbildning behövs till vårdpersonal, anhöriga och patient för att minska stigmatisering av sjukdomen och den bristande kunskap som finns om hur det är att leva med depression.

Abstract [en]

Background: Depression is described as a widespread disease in Sweden and it is estimated that mental illness will increase. It is important that the nurse obtains knowledge of the patient's experience of living with depression in order to work from a patient's perspective and provide the best possible care.

Aim: The objective was to describe experiences of patients suffering from depression.

Method: A qualitative study was conducted using a content analysis based on seven autobiographies.

Results: The results are presented in four themes; Losing the grip, To experience the context and support and non-support, To find their own ways to deal with depression and loneliness and To receive care can be experienced both positive and negative.

Conclusion: Depression can be so severe that the patient’s attempting to self-soothe only worsens it. Health professionals, patients and relatives need more information and education to decrease the stigma of depression and increase knowledge about what it is like to live with depression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
care, depression, experience, patient perspective, support
Keyword [sv]
depression, patientperspektiv, stöd, upplevelse, vård
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13525DiVA: diva2:1091097
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2017-05-08 Created: 2017-04-25 Last updated: 2017-05-08Bibliographically approved

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