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Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av att bemöta och vårda patienter med Anorexia Nervosa
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nurse´s experiences of caring for patients with Anorexia Nervosa (English)
Abstract [en]

Background Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a growing disease that has increased every year. It is most common among young girls and women. Statistics shows that 75 000-100 000 persons in Sweden are afflicted every year. Aim of this study was to describe nurse´s experiences of caring for patients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. Method used was a literature study based on qualitative research according to Friberg. The articles is analyzed according to Friberg ́s five-step model and results in four main themes and twelve sub- themes. Results indicates that nurse´s caring for patients with AN needs to reflect over their care and behavior towards this patient group. Lack of special knowledge about AN was showing as an obstacle in care. The teamwork was described as an important factor that also influence the nurse´s approach towards patients. The main themes were Obstacles in caring, Nurse´s responsibility, The colleagues signification, Relations and approach. Conclusion is that nurse´s have a great impact on the treatment process for these patients. Caring for patients by a person-centered care approach has shown to improve the patient relations. If nurse´s spend more time with patients it results in a better treatment process and more adherence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Anorexia nervosa, education, knowledge, nurse´s experience, nursing
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11208Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11208DiVA: diva2:1121591
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-07-12 Created: 2017-07-12 Last updated: 2017-07-12Bibliographically approved

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