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Uppfattningen av den terapeutiska relationen och dess funktion: En intervjustudie med sjuksköterskor i psykiatrisk öppenvård
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Several nursing theorists emphasize the importance of establishing the so-called therapeutic relationship between the nurse and the patient in order to facilitate and provide better results of the treatment. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate how nurses working in out-patient psychiatric care describe the concept of therapeutic relationship and its usage when working with patients. Method: Semi structured interviews were performed and the material was analyzed through qualitative content analyzis. Result: Four main categories that describe the different aspects of the therapeutic relationship emerged. These were: What the nurse does to establish the therapeutic relationship, The functions and definition of the therapeutic relationship, The qualifications of the therapeutic relationship and Challanges in establishing the therapeutic relationship. Conclusion: The therapeutic relationship was described as a tool in working with the patient, and individualized treatment, trust, sufficient time and the use of one's own personality was described as important factors in establishing this relationship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Psychiatric care, nursing theory, care provider-patient relations, interviews
Keyword [sv]
Psykiatrisk omvårdnad, omvårdnadsteori, vårdare-patientrelationer, intervjuer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295123OAI: diva2:933018
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Specialistsjuksköterskeprogrammet med inriktning mot psykiatrisk vård
Available from: 2016-06-03 Created: 2016-06-02 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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