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Barns upplevelser av att bevittna våld i hemmet: En litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Children´s experiences of being witnesses of domestic violence : A literature review (English)
Abstract [en]


It is estimated that one in ten children witness domestic violence. It is of importance that children grow up in a safe environment. When they grow up with domestic violence they can lose very important skills which can be hard to gain back. Children respond to domestic violence in different ways depending on their age. Aim: The aim of this study was to enlighten children's experiences of domestic violence in their home. Method: An analysis was made of four quantitative and eight qualitative articles to create this literature review. Result: Four themes emerged in the result; A reckless vulnerableness, Entrenched emotions, A deprived childhood and Need of help and support. All of the themes enlightens in different ways what children experiences when witnessing domestic violence. Conclusion: Children who have been witnesses of domestic violence are in great need of support and help so they are able to the events they have witnessed. When the nurse meet these patients, that possibly have been victims of domestic violence, is it of great importance not to neglect the children who might have been involved. It is important that the nurse who meets the exposed children have an open attitude so the children can speak out about what they have been through

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2014. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescents, Children, Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence and Life Experiences.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7553Local ID: EXO500OAI: diva2:805994
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2015-04-21 Created: 2015-04-17 Last updated: 2015-04-21Bibliographically approved

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