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Barn som bevittnar våld i hemmet: en litteraturstudie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
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
Children who witness domestic violence : a literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: It is important that children grow up in a safe environment, however research shows that one of ten children witness domestic violence. When children grow up domestic violence they can lose important skills which can be hard to gain back. Therefor it is important that the children get the help and support they need.

Aim: The purpose of the study was to describe children's experiences of domestic violence.

Method: A literature review based on two quantitative and eight qualitative articles.

Results: Children described different experiences when they witness domestic violence. Three themes emerged in the result, living with family violence, emotional reactions and help and support.

Conclusion: Children who have witnessed domestic violence often need outside help to process the traumatic events. Professionals who work with children need a high competence to be able to assess all/different signs of trauma. The results of this study can be a support for the professionals who work with children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
children, domestic violence, witness, emotional reactions, care
Keyword [sv]
barn, våld i hemmet, vittne, känsloreaktioner, vård
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9787Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9787DiVA: diva2:953731
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Socialpsykiatrisk vård
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Available from: 2016-08-23 Created: 2016-08-18 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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