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Sjuksköterskans roll i omvårdnaden av patienter med anorexia nervosa - en litteraturstudie

by Jonasson, Erika

Abstract (Summary)
The aim of this descriptive literature review was to describe the nurses’ role in the nursing of patients suffering from anorexia nervosa. The search for literature was made in the data bases EBSCO host, PubMed, psycINFO, Blackwell Synergy, Wiley InterScience Journals and Academic Search Elite. The main result of the study was presented in three categories; communication, meeting the patient and nursing measures. Communications was important in different ways. First it was important to be able to communicate with the patient, but the next of kin also played an important role in the nursing and should not be forgotten. To continue developing in the role as a nurse, working with patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, communication with co-workers was important. When meeting patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, seeing the patient with a holistic sight was important. It was also important to be able to overcome difficulties, to build a trust and to have the right personality. The nursing measures brought up were to be able to educate the patient about the disease and to be a support. All these areas brought up in the result were needed to achieve a functioning role as a nurse in the nursing of patients suffering from anorexia nervosa.
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School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:anorexia nervosa the role of nurse patients nursing

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Date of Publication:01/09/2008

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