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Specialistsjuksköterskans upplevelser i samband med partnervåld: Våld mot kvinnor
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Specialist nurses' experiences associated with partner violence : Violence against women (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is focusing on experiences of advanced practice nurses (APN) working in the primary care or in the community based service who experiencing or have experienced a woman exposed for intimate partner violence (IPV).

Background of the study describes relevant issues according to the literature search such as shame, power and advanced practice nurse, aiming to IPV.

Method: Face-to-face interviews were conducted APNs to discover their experiences when giving care to women exposed to IPV. A semi structured interview guide was used in order to capture the narratives and was analyzed according to qualitative content analysis, category and sub category emerged. The finding of the study reveals that APNs have a key role in finding and caring for women who are exposed to IPV. Findings of the study contained that the APNs had a range of personal experiences and emotional ways to handle the exposed woman, the APNs in the study reported emotional reactions such as feeling anger, sadness, empathy, powerless and frustration. It was a clear message that it was important for the APN to make the exposed woman feel safe and create a relationship based care were the woman could talk about her experiences.

Conclusion: The goals of this study was to gain more understanding for the experiences of the APN facing a woman exposed for IPV and the pain and suffering it creates for women worldwide.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Advanced practice nurse, experiences, strategies, violence against women, qualitative
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10028Local ID: EXD800OAI: diva2:1039107
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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