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Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av stöd efter att en patient fullbordat suicid i öppenvården
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nurses' experiences of support after a patient committed suicide in outpatient psychiatric care (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Nurses' who works in outpatient psychiatric care has a significant important role in the care of suicidal patients. When a patient commits suicide it can be extremely painful for the nurse who has worked with the patient and it may cause the nurse a great need for support. The support can help the nurses' cope with the situation and be able to get through it with their own health intact. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of support after a patient committed suicide in outpatient psychiatric care. Method: The study was conducted with a descriptive, qualitative design. Ten nurses', who worked in outpatient psychiatric care was interviewed with a semi-structured approach. The transcribed text was analyzed by using qualitative content analysis. Results: Both positive and negative experiences emerged from the analysis that formed three categories "Effective leadership" "Comprehension in the working group" and "Loneliness and lack of support". Together these categories consist in nine subcategories. Conclusion: Support played a major role for the nurses' to cope with the situation when a patient commit suicide. The nurses' who received support state that they have been able to process and get through the situation and emotional crisis in a positive way. Experiences of lack of support were also strong in the study and the results can be inferred how important the support was since it has such a big impact on wellbeing and the nurses' who didn´t received any support still could carry such emotions as guilt, anger, powerlessness and loneliness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Experiences, nurses’, qualitative content analysis, suicide, support
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11011Local ID: EXS801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11011DiVA: diva2:1110353
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Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
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Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-15 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved

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