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Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att vårda patienter som gjort suicidförsök
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 caring for patients who committed suicide attempts (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: About 1100 people commit suicide in Sweden in the year of 2015, but there is a larger number of people that makes suicide attempt. Many of this people are treated in psychiatric care. The nurses have a great responsibility in the care of these patients. Caring for these patients can bring out a lot of feelings and emotions among nurses.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of caring for patients who committed suicide attempts in a psychiatric care context.

Method: Two focus group interviews where used to collect data. The data was transcribed and analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: The analysis revealed four categories and nine subcategories. The categorize in the result are "to assess the suicide risk" "to create a caring relationship" "to feel frustration" and "to handle emotions". In the suicide-assessment the nurses use their experiences, clinical look and intuition. The nurses could feel frustration in the work with the patient and towards the organization. To work with patients who has made a suicide attempt caused many emotions in nurses. These emotions had to be processed.

Conclusion: It is a complex work to care for patients whom has made a suicide attempt. The nurses needed guidance and tutoring to process their emotions and to strengthen their role in the nursing. This also lead to increased health and less frustration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
frustration, nurse´s health, nursing, psychiatric care, suicide attempt
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11176Local ID: EXS801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11176DiVA: diva2:1121188
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
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Available from: 2017-07-12 Created: 2017-07-10 Last updated: 2017-07-12Bibliographically approved

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