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"Om du tittar på mig igen, så dödar jag dig": En litteraturöversikt över det psykiska våldets påverkan på sjuksköterskors hälsa
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"If you look at me again, I'll kill you " (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Studies show that employees in healthcare are exposed to violence by patients and patients relatives. Psychological violence takes place more frequently than physical violence, which can result in severe consequences on health and work environment. Nurses spend a lot of time working in close contact with patients and relatives and are therefore at risk of being exposed to violence. Aim: The aim of this study is to describe how nurse's health are affected by exposure of psychological violence by patients and their relatives. Method: A literature overview was chosen in order to get an understanding from both qualitative and quantitative studies. The literature was chosen from Cinahl and ProQuest which contain articles concerning nursing, psychology and behavioral sciences. Result: The findings were presented in three themes and two subthemes describing differences and similarities that appeared in the analysis. Psychological suffering was experienced by all nurses who had been exposed to psychological violence. Fear and anxiety were most common and caused suffering at work as well as at home. Somatic suffering was not as common but some nurses experienced headaches. A decreased sense of well-being resulted in consequences at work. Absence such as missed workdays and burnout was common. Some nurses stated that they didn't experience a decreased sense of well-being. Conclusions: This study describes how nurses sense of well-being are affected after exposure to psychological violence from patients and relatives. The consequences on nurse's health influenced both work environment and personal life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
health, nurse, patient, psychological violence, relatives
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11099Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11099DiVA: diva2:1119173
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Socialpsykiatrisk vård
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Available from: 2017-07-04 Created: 2017-07-03 Last updated: 2017-07-04Bibliographically approved

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