Betydelsen av sjuksköterskans kunskap i mötet med den deprimerade patienten : en litteraturstudie

by Pontén, Emma; Olsson, Ann-Kristin

Abstract (Summary)
Depression is one of the most common diseases in the world. The symptom of depression are often different among older people and younger and among women and men which often complicate nurses ability to detect depression and may lead to several undetected and untreated depressions that may cause unnecessary suffering to the patient and their relative’s.The aim of this study is to discribe the importance of the nurse’s knowledge of symtoms and riskfactors of depression in the meeting with the patients. The question at issue was: Why does the nurse need to gain more knowledge about depression and what do she / he need to gain more knowledge about. The method which is used is literary review and the results consist of twenty three articles. The result of this study shows that the nurse’s should build a relationship with the patient, which give them the opportunity to detect depressions and reduce unnecessary suffering. But nurse’s often does not have enough knowledge about what depression is and what they should notice because the symptoms vary between the genders and age which may cause several depressions remain undetected and untreated.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/31/2008

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