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Sjuksköterskans värderingar påverkar mötet med patienter som inte tillhör sexualitetsnormen
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The nurse´s values affect the meeting of patients who don't fit the sexuality norm (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Every day Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT-persons [LGBT]) meet difficulties in life. Within healthcare they face discrimination and difficulties. The development of LGBT in society is on the rise, but still persons who don't fit the sexuality norm struggles to be accepted.

Aim: The aim was to discover if nurses values effect on the meeting with persons who don't fit the sexuality norm.

Method: This paper is a literature review which is based on nine quantitative articles. All the articles were analyzed by the authors looking for similarities and differences.

Results: The result of the literature review was that the nurse's values do effect on their attitudes toward LGBT-persons. The result showed that nurses who had previous experience in LGBT-persons was more accepting in their meeting. It also shows that the nurse's ethnicity and religious values had effect on their attitude toward LGBT-persons. Overall majority weighs toward difficulties in the meeting with persons who don't fit the sexuality norm. Subcategories became accepting in the meeting, difficulties in the meeting, ethnicities and accepting and previous experience with LGBT-persons.

Conclusion: Nurses today is more accepting in the meeting with LGBT-persons than they were 10 years ago. Still persons who don't fit the sexuality norm is feeling discriminated because of their sexuality. Nurses need more knowledge about how they can make LGBT-persons feel more accepted in their meeting. More research about LGBT-persons in healthcare is needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
homophobia, homosexual, LGBT, nurse attitudes, nurse-patient relations
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9719Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9719DiVA: diva2:952192
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2016-08-16 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-17Bibliographically approved

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