Skolsköterskors upplevelser av arbetet med tonåringars stress: Ett viktigt arbete med ett växande problem
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: Stress is a contributing factor to the increase in mental illness among teenagers. The school nurses are obliged to work promotive to prevent ill health in teenagers. The psychosocial part takes more of school nurses’ time while other school health duties increases.
Purpose: To highlight the school nurses’ experience of teenagers stress and the work to help them deal with it.
Method: A qualitative study with semi-structured questions. A strategic sample was used and eight nurses participated. A manifest content analysis was performed according to Graneheim and Lundman.
Results: School nurses felt that stress among teenagers had increased and there were many factors, both at school and at leisure time that caused this. The school nurses were important for teenagers because they had, among other things, a non-grading function. The work was done individually with health conversations and motivational interviewing. However, cooperation with other professions was important to teach teenagers manage their stress. School nurses agreed on the importance of parents’ involvement to teenagers’ stress management but felt that parents didn´t always share their view.
Conclusion: Through health talks and motivational follow-up discussions will school nurses guide the teenager to achieve better health. Lack of time means that creative and innovative ideas have to stand back. However, there is a great willingness and ingenuity of school nurses to help teenagers deal with their stress.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 40 p.
Experiences, school nurses, stress, teenagers
skolsköterskor, stress, tonåringar, upplevelser
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23343OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-23343DiVA: diva2:584282
Subject / course
Specialist Nursing Programme, with Specialism in Primary Health Care, 75 credits
Wikby, Kerstin, Lektor
Rask, Mikael, Lektor