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Våga vårda: Sjuksköterskans upplevelse av hot och våld i vårdande situationer : En litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Dare to Care : Nurse's perceptions of threat and violence in caring situations : A literature overview (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Threats and violence occur in all aspects of care mainly in emergency rooms, ambulance care, primary care, psychiatry, social care and dementia care but there is not enough knowledge about its impact on nurses and thereby consequences on caring.

Aim: The purpose of the study was to investigate the nurse's experience of threats and violence in caring situations.

Method: This study is a literature overview study based on both qualitative and quantitative articles. Ten articles thereof one quantitative, one mixed method and eight qualitative articles were included and analysed.

Results: In the result, three main themes emerged, The normalised threat and violence in the profession, The impact on the nurse and the impact on the caring. Threats and violence in care were frequent and were experienced by nurses as part of the patient's disease picture. Workplace management did not take the problem of threats and violence seriously. This resulted in nurses experiencing feelings such as guilt, shame, and fear. Several of the nurses suffered from physical, mental and social problems, as a result of threats and violence. Nurses also felt a reduced job satisfaction due to threats and violence from patients and relatives. Caregiving was negatively affected by threats and violence and resulted in lack of patient safety and nonchalance toward patients.

Conclusion: Threats and violence is a world wide problem in various parts of health care, where new nurses feel more vulnerable than those with longer experience in the profession. The current problems have a negative impact on the nurse's ability to provide good and safe care, as patients safety is poor and quality of care decreases. Both employers and nurses have a responsibility to report and prevent threats and violence in healthcare, as the problem does not contribute to a good work environment for staff or patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 24
Keywords [en]
Nurse, nursing care, perception, threat, violence
Keywords [sv]
Sjuksköterskor, omvårdnad, upplevelser, hot, våld
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15064Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-15064DiVA, id: diva2:1415359
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
Supervisors
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Available from: 2020-04-02 Created: 2020-03-18 Last updated: 2020-04-02Bibliographically approved

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