Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter vid misstanke att barn far illa

Detta är en Uppsats för yrkesexamina på grundnivå från Högskolan Väst/Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå; Högskolan Väst/Avdelningen för omvårdnad - grundnivå

Sammanfattning: Background: The number of children abused in Sweden has increased in last years. All children have the right to live a safe life and receive a good development during their upbringing. It is important that the child's basic needs are met for the child to have a good development. Being a victim of child abuse can lead to enormous consequences in the future for the child's physical and mental health. Aim: This study aimed to illuminate the nurse's experiences in suspected child maltreatment Method: A literature study based on analysis of qualitative studies according to Friberg´s five step model. Results: The results of the studies showed that responding and helping children who live in child abuse was a difficult task for the nurses to perform. The nurses were aware of their obligation to maintain the child's safety. The nurses described the basis of their experience that they encountered personal and work-related obstacles to be able to identify, remedy and report when children were suspected of being abused. The result is presented under three themes. The first theme highlights how nurses are emotionally affected. The second theme is about experiences about collaboration with other authorities. The third theme describes the nurses' need for professional development. Conclusion: The nurses should be able to give the child the right care to ensure the safety of the child and be able to give advice to the child's family. A prerequisite for providing adequate nursing needs nurses have good health science knowledge.

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