Hur patienter med hepatit B och hepatit C upplever bemötandet av omvårdnadspersonal

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap

Sammanfattning: Background: In 2019, hepatitis is seen as one of the deadliest virus infections in the world and is seen as a global health problem. Hepatitis is a DNA-virus that can lead to chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis. Both hepatitis B and C are blood infections which means that they are transmitted through contact with damaged skin, mucus membrane or the eyes. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how patients with hepatitis B and C experience the treatment from healthcare professionals. Method: The method used in this study was a review of literature research. The study was conducted through examination of 10 research articles. The chosen articles were found on the databases PubMed and CINAHL. The differences and the similarities were noted to create a larger understanding of the results. Results: The results consist of four categories which shows how patients with hepatitis B and C experience the treatment from healthcare professionals. The four categories are, a lack of information, faulty information, withholding of the diagnosis hepatitis and dismissive treatment. Patients were in need of support in the form of information and understanding. The negative experience received from healthcare professionals could be derived from lack of information. Conclusion: The conclusion of this study is that patients with hepatitis B and C experience negative treatment from healthcare professionals. The negative treatment is often connected to information and lack thereof. This study may have significance for future treatment of patients with hepatitis by highlighting the existing response.

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