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Personers upplevelser av att leva med psykisk ohälsa och vara en del av samhället: En litteraturstudie
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
People's experiences of living with mental illness and to be a part of the community : A literature study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Most people with mental illness has experienced stigma in society in terms of discrimination and negative attitudes. This can lead to isolation and experiences of exclusion. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe people's experiences of living with mental illness. Method: The method was a qualitative literature study of nine qualitative articles. Results: The result showed three themes; "to be needed", "to be a part of the normal society" and "experiencing society's attitudes" Conclusion: The conclusion from this study is that people with mental illness experience feelings of despair, hopelessness, fear, loneliness, worthlessness, isolation, shame and low self-esteem because of their illness

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2014. , p. 16
Keywords [en]
attitudes, exclusion, experiences, meaningful, mental illness
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6239Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6239DiVA, id: diva2:716910
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Nursing science
Educational program
Socialpsykiatrisk vård
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Available from: 2014-05-13 Created: 2014-05-13 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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