Att leva med HIV: En litteraturbaserad studie om patienters upplevelser av vårdpersonalens bemötande
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live with HIV : A literature-based study about patients´ experiences of treatment by healthcare professionals (English)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a disease, which often is associated with stigma in both society and healthcare. People living with HIV are in need of a continuous contact with the healthcare, which causes problems if the healthcare professionals don´t have sufficient knowledge about HIV. Even though the nurse is obligated to provide equal care to all patients, it's known that patients with HIV don't get the same care as everyone else, which causes suffering among these patients. The aim of this study was to illuminate how patients living with HIV experience the treatment by healthcare professionals. This is a literature-based study and the selected method was a qualitative analysis after Friberg (2012). The data was collected through both systematic and unsystematic searches, which resulted in ten articles. The result was formed into three themes: "The feeling of barriers in healthcare", "The feeling of being unclean" and "To feel safe in care". The conclusion of this study was that the healthcare professionals´ lack of knowledge is the most common reason why patients living with HIV experience poor treatment. Therefore, the writers of this study suggests that education for the healthcare professionals would make the treatment more positive.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 14 p.
Dignity, Healthcare professionals, Knowledge, Patients with HIV, Stigma
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9713Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9713DiVA: diva2:952087
Subject / course
Tilly Lund, Annelise