Könsstympade kvinnors möte med västerländsk vård: En systematisk litteraturstudie
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: Female circumcision or female genital mutilation is a tradition that is carried out mainly in Africa. The intervention refers to that part of- or all of the girl’s external genital organs are removed.
Aim: The study's purpose was to highlight the consequences of female circumcision in the encounter with western health care.
Method: A systematic literature reviews was performed as a method. Twelve articles were selected for the study and these were sought in Chinal, PubMed and PsycINFO. Analysis and interpretation was done according to qualitative content analysis, inspired by Lundman and Granheim. Eriksson, Birkler, Dahlberg and Segersten’s nursing theory was used as background in the discussion.
Results: The analysis process resulted in six categories: laws and guidelines, offence, communication, knowledge, vulnerability and nursing. The results showed that offence occur extensively against genitally mutilated women and the exposure of these women. The results also showed a strong need for knowledge, laws and guidelines.
Conclusions: Health care professionals need to have a basic knowledge of female circumcision and clear guidelines to ensure good care. The nurse should also keep themselves updated of new research and search for knowledge to improve their care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 47 p.
Circumcision, Female; Female genital mutilation; Nurse-Patient Relations; Attitude; Experience; Health Personnel; Circumcision; Health Knowledge; Attitude of Health Personnel
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23736OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-23736DiVA: diva2:600473
Subject / course
Nursing Programme, 180 hp