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Hemlösa personers upplevelse av mötet med hälso- och sjukvårdspersonal: en litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Homelessness is increasing, and health care is still difficult for many homeless people to achieve. If they get sick, it is both technically challenging to get a clinic they can go to, but also an economic problem because most of the homeless have no gainful employment. The fact that many homeless people experience bad attitudes of health care professionals is one reason why they don’t seek healthcare until an emergency arises. In the profession as a nurse, all people should be given equal treatment regardless of background. A nurse's

obligation is to provide equal care to all.Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how homeless persons experience the encounter with health care providers.Method: The study was designed as a literature review with aim to critically review and compile the results from the found articles results. Five articles from CINAHL, two from PubMed and two from an unsystematic review were analyzed from their results of homeless person’s experience of the encounter with health care providers.Results: Four different themes were revealed in the analysis of the articles: Communication, Involvement, Subject – Object and Attitudes. Both positive and negative feelings perceived by the homeless persons emerged. Not being treated with respect because being homeless and not listened to where frequently mentioned. Even a wish that health care providers would be more human in the encounter with the homeless persons was a desire.Conclusion: Many homeless persons experience bad treatment from health care providers. Few studies has been done on this subject, wich needs to be explored to give health care providers a better understanding for a vulnerable group of people.Keywords: Encounter, experience, Halldorsdottir, health care provider, homeless 

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2011. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
encounter experience halldorsdottir health care provider homeless
Keyword [sv]
möte erfarenheter Halldorsdottir hälso och sjukvårdspersonal hemlösa
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Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-3957OAI: diva2:472333
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Nursing science
Available from: 2012-01-05 Created: 2012-01-03 Last updated: 2012-01-05Bibliographically approved

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