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Vilken uppfattning har operationssjuksköterskor om debriefing inom akutsjukvården?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


The aim of this thesis is to illustrate how surgical operation theatre nurses perceive debriefing within emergency health care. The study has a qualitative design with semi structured interviews that have been performed with seven operating room nurses working in emergency health care. The strategic selection consists of professional operation theatre nurses working in emergency care at Uppsala University Hospital. The main goal of this thesis is to increase the understanding of debriefing and to highlight the need of debriefing after difficult or unexpected events in the emergency health care profession.

The interviewed nurses perceive debriefing as an important way to develop the day to day work, but also as a way to unburden the staff at the time of bigger traumas. Even though the effect of debriefing is not univocally positive in the literature, the staff perceives that it reduces different kinds of stress. According to the interviewees, routines need to be written down in order for debriefing to be used in their work. The department should create a smaller work group with knowledge of debriefing. The work group should include two qualified leaders that can act as group leaders as well as instructor. One or two external resources (e.g. priest, behavioral) with appropriate qualifications should also be linked to debrief activities. The expected result is an improved working environment for surgical nurses. This is done as the stress level is reduced.


debriefing, mental health, defusing, surgical nurses

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
debriefing, mental health, defusing, surgical nurses
Keyword [sv]
debriefing, psykisk ohälsa, defusing, operationssjuksköterskor
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203210OAI: diva2:635588
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Caring Sciences
Educational program
Freestanding course
Available from: 2013-07-24 Created: 2013-07-04 Last updated: 2013-07-24Bibliographically approved

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