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När en person i ens närhet är sjuk i Anorexia nervosa
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
When a person close to you is ill with anorexia nervosa (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Eating disorders include five different states. In common is that the person has an unhealthy approach to food and body image. One of the most common eating disorders are Anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is, besides a complex and dangerous disease, also a disease that affects the people around the patient. Previous research shows that if there are relatives who are involved in patient care it is created a better conditions for recovery. But how is it to be, for example, a mother, a brother, a best friend to someone who is struggling with Anorexia Nervosa? Aim: The aim is to highlight experiences to be related to a person with anorexia nervosa. Method: A literature overview is used, based on eight qualitative and quantitative articles. Results: The results presented through two main themes: negative and positive experiences. The negative experiences include following four under themes: to stand next to, guilt and lost of identity, depression, anxiety, concerns and stress and lack of support. The other main theme, positive experiences has two under themes: better relationship, communication and understanding and hope and support. Conclusion: Relatives are emotionally affected in their daily lives, both positively and negative, when someone closely related has Anorexia nervosa.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Anorexia nervosa, care, experience, nurse, relatives
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9372Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9372DiVA: diva2:935115
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-10 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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