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Gör jag rätt eller fel?: En systematisk litteraturstudie kring sjuksköterskors upplevelser av att medverka vid inducerade aborter.
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]

Background: According to the Swedish Social Board induced abortions are increasing in the modern day society. Nurses who work with in the gynecological department can come across patients seeking care for an induced abortion.

Theoretical framework: The findings of the study will be discussed in relation to Peplau's nursing theory, ethical concepts and nursing concepts.

Aim: The aim of the literature review was to illuminate the experiences of nurses working with induced abortion.

Method: A systematic literature review with an inductive approach was chosen. The findings are based on seven qualitative and two quantitative studies. The articles were assessed through two different modified templates based on qualitative or quantitative design.

Findings: Nurses and midwives experienced their work with induced abortions as emotionally stressful. However, it was highlighted that all women have the right whether to choose abortion or to proceed with the pregnancy. Difficulties were identified in coping with abortion work. Such difficulties could easily occur when ethical dilemmas were caused by religion, personal values and experiences. Several coping strategies were identified. However, nurses and midwives aired their views concerning the need of more support from colleagues and the department head.

Conclusion: It is clear that nurses are in need of assistance in various forms to ventilate and manage their emotions, in order to promote the professional approach and be able to offer a patient-centered care.

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Keyword [en]
Induced abortion, nurses/ midwives, attitudes, experiences, ethical dilemmas, coping, professional patient- care relationship and the need of support.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16454OAI: diva2:471109
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Health care science
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Nursing Programme, 180 hp
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-01-02 Created: 2012-01-01 Last updated: 2012-01-02Bibliographically approved

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