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Upplevelser av  att möta patienter med självskadebeteende i vården – ur ett sjuksköterskeperspektiv: En litteraturstudie
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how nurses experience meeting patients with self-injurious behavior in health care and the factors that influence nurses' attitudes towards this particularly group of patients. The literature study also contains a review of the articles included datacollection method. Method: A descriptive literature review of quantitative and qualitative articles published between 2004 and 2014. The articles were sought in the databases PubMed and PsycINFO. The result of the present literaturestudy was based on 11 articles.Result:The nurses experiences were mainly positive, however, the results also shows that they feel antipathy, negative emotions, inadequacy and obstacles in the care of patients with self-injurious behavior. The present literature study shows that the factors that influence nurses' attitude towards the patient group is experience, education, age and gender. Conclusion:It turned out that the nurses' experiences and preferences were more positive if the nurses received training on self-injurious behavior. There were judgmental attitudes towards patients who self-harm from the nurses, the most prominent was that they perceived the patients as manipulative and attention-seeking. More research is needed in order to meet the growing patient population. If the care of these patients should be better it requires that the nurses increase their knowledge of self-harm.

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Keyword [sv]
attityder, sjuksköterskor, självskadebeteende, upplevelser.
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18065Archive number: SSKHT14-22OAI: diva2:765442
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2014-11-24 Created: 2014-11-23 Last updated: 2014-11-24Bibliographically approved

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