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Se mig, hör mig: En litteraturbaserad studie som beskriver hur patienter med självskadebeteende upplever mötet med sjuksköterskan
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 (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
See me, hear me : A literature-based study that describes patients' experiences of encounter with the nurse (English)
Abstract [sv]

Background: Self-harm is used to describe a group of diseases where the persons intention is to hurt thereself. This collective name includes conditions such as anorexia, burning, poisoning and self-cutting. The act of self-harm is almost never related to the patients' wish of death, it's more of a tool for the person to calm herself. Previous research shows that nurses often see these patients as troublesome often because of a lack of knowledge. There's just a few studies that examine the patients' views.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how patients with self-harm was experiencing the meeting with the nurse.

Method: The study was designed as a literature based study based on 12 qualitative articles. All articles are read and analyzed by Friberg (2012) model with the analysis of qualitative research.

Results: The result of this study showed that the nurse plays a big part in how the patients experienced their treatment. If the patient feels that the nurse doesn't see, hear or respect her, the patient starts to feel that she is not worth health care. For the patient to feel and get better it's essential that there is a functional relationship between the patient and the nurse.

Conclusion: Patients who self-harm is a difficult patientgroup to treat if there is a lack of knowledge. But these patients are dependent on the care that the nurse is providing them. Therefore a caring and trusting relationship is a must to provide high quality care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
cutting, encounters, patients’ perspective, self-harm, young adults
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9722Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:952203
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
Available from: 2016-08-16 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved

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