Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av mötet med kvinnor utsatta för våld i nära relationer : en litteraturöversikt

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Sophiahemmet Högskola

Sammanfattning: Background: Intimate partner violence is a global public health problem that threatens women's wellbeing. Every third woman globally is estimated to have been subjected to psychological, physical or sexual violence by a close relative at some point in their life. The nurse has an important role to be able to identify, treat and support affected women. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate nurses experiences of encounters with women exposed to intimate partner violence. Method: The method for the study is a literature review with qualitative and quantitative articles.The articles in the study were collected from the databases PubMed and CINAHL. The study has used an integrated data analysis according to Kristensson (2014). The articles have been quality reviewed based on Sophiahemmet University's assessment basis for scientific classification. 15 scientific articles were included in the study. Results: The results of the literature review are presented under two main categories which are: Ask the question and The nurse's attitudes. The categories were identified by: Lack of knowledge, Lack of time and lack of space, Values and attitudes and Emotions. Joyce Travelbee claims that good care builds on a human to human relationship between the nurse and the patient. Conclusions: Lack of time, lack of space and the nurses' own feelings made it difficult for the nurses to identify women exposed to intimate partner violence. The nurses wanted more knowledge and education on the subject of intimate partner violence.

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