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Sjuksköterskans förhållningssätt i vården till patienter som genomgår inducerad abort: En litteraturstudie
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Theoretical framework: The Theory of Human Caring by Jean Watson was used as a theoretical framework.

Aim: The aim of this literature review was to describe the attitude of nursing patients who go through an induced abortion, from a nurse perspective.

Method: This literature review is based on a sample of nine qualitative and quantitative studies, collected in the databases Cinahl, PubMed and PsycInfo. The qualities of the studies were assessed through modified templates. Analysis of the results from the studies was inspired of a content analysis.

Findings: The nurses experienced their work as meaningful since they give support to the patient. The nurses felt that their work was justified when the decision to have an abortion was well thought through and they felt respect towards the patient when they were aware of the patient’s circumstances. The nurses experienced stress and emotional impact when they faced ethical dilemmas and contradictions to abortion.

Conclusion: Nurses experience can affect how patients experience care. Many nurses feel that they do not get enough support to handle difficult situations that they encounter in their work. Nurses who experience a high level of support in the workplace perceive tasks as less demanding what leads to better treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Induced abortion, Nurse attitude, The Theory of Human Caring
National Category
Nursing Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-11904OAI: diva2:418944
Subject / course
Health care science
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 hp
2011-05-13, Kalmar, 15:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-05-25 Created: 2011-05-24 Last updated: 2011-05-25Bibliographically approved

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