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Riskfaktorer för suicid bland äldre människor
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Risk factors for suicide among elderly people (English)
Abstract [sv]

Suicid är ett tabubelagt ämne särskilt hos den äldre befolkningen, vilket kan göra att de undviker att rapportera suicidala tankar. En utmaning för sjuksköterskan är att identifiera patienterna med ökad risk för suicid när dessa inte vill ge sig tillkänna. Syftet med denna litteraturstudie var att belysa riskfaktorer för suicid bland äldre patienter. Resultatet framkom genom att analysera åtta vetenskapliga artiklar där sju riskfaktorer kunde identifieras: psykisk ohälsa, begränsningar i vardagen, långvarig sjukdom, ensamhet, avsaknad av stöd, förlust av identitet, fattigdom och låg utbildning. Om fler sjuksköterskor får kännedom om riskfaktorerna skulle det kunna förbättra sjuksköterskans arbete med suicidriskbedömning, tills dess att ett standardiserat arbetssätt för att identifiera äldre patienter med risk för suicid upprättas.

Abstract [en]

Suicide is often associated with feelings of shame, especially in the elderly population. Because of that older people may avoid to report suicidal ideation. It is a challenge for the nurse to identify patients with an increased risk of suicide when they do not want to be acknowledged. The purpose of the literature study was to highlight risk factors for suicide among elderly patients. By analyzing eight scientific articles seven risk factors appeared: mental illness, a limitation in daily activities, long-term illness, loneliness, lack of support, loss of identity, poverty and low education level. If more nurses get to know the risk factors, it could improve the nurses suicidal risk assessment work, until a standardized approach to identify elderly patients at risk of suicide is established.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Elderly people, nurse, risk factor, suicide
Keyword [sv]
Riskfaktor, sjuksköterska, suicid, äldre människor
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-36015DiVA, id: diva2:1169818
Subject / course
Nursing
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2017-12-29 Last updated: 2018-01-02Bibliographically approved

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