Sjuksköterskans roll i omvårdnaden av patienter med suicidala tankar

by Blanck, Jonna; Johansson, Malin; Wahlström, Sanna

Abstract (Summary)

Nurses have an important role caring with the suicidal patient as they often are the first to encounter these individuals. In order to develop their skills, nurses need to understand the complexity of the problem around the thoughts of wanting to die. The purpose of the study was to compile and elucidate research that describes how nurses can provide care to suicidal patients. The method used was a literature review. The results were divided into seven themes that can guide the nurse in the work: to be there, give time and listen, to recognize and assess risk factors, working in a team, to be attentive to own attitudes, to give hope, to be able to process their feelings, increased knowledge of the causes of suicide. Even though the study is not deep-going, it can serve as guidance for both the work with the patient and how nurses themselves can process their feelings and experiences, which is considered important in the work with an often mental demanding group of patients.

Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:självmord tankar omvårdnad sjuksköterska depression stress nursing


Date of Publication:01/01/2009

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