Familjens upplevelse av situationen när en familjemedlem har anorexia nervosa : En litteraturstudie

by Larsson, Silvi; Momats, Emma

Abstract (Summary)
Anorexia nervosa is a mental disorder characterized by a fear of gaining weight or become fat. This disease involves the whole family that also feels a lack of hope. By nurses’ knowledge in medicine and mental nursing care and trough a professional behaviour the nurses can ease their situation. Our aim was to describe how the family’s experiences the situation when a family member has anorexia nervosa. The method in this consists of a literature review. The result shows four themes. These themes were lack of participation in nursing care, the family life focus on the illness, parent’s emotional strain and sibling’s relationship change. In this study it’s been found that relatives felt a distance to the nursing care and had a negative attitude towards the nursing staff. It’s by great importance that the relatives and the nursing staff cooperate which is shown in the result. Our conclusion is that the nursing staffs need more knowledge and education about anorexia nervosa. Our hope is that this study will give the nursing care more insight to the situation around anorexia nervosa so it could ease for the relatives.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:anorexia nervosa relatives nursing care


Date of Publication:06/13/2008

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