Sjuksköterskors upplevelse av hur anhöriga till personer med anorexia nervosa kan involveras i vården
The purpose of my essay was to examine how the nurse experience that they can involve and
support relatives of patients with anorexia nervosa so that they can become more involved in
Method: I have interviewed ten nurses with experience in treatment of persons with eating
disorders. The interviews were analyzed based on a qualitative content analysis.
Result: The nurse needs to create cooperativeness with the family based on trust and
confidence. In families where children have developed anorexia, it is common that the disease
control and dominate the whole family. The nurse can help the family identify dysfunctional
interaction patterns in order to support them in changing these patterns. Parents need support
to regain control and come together to work against the disease. The whole family has a great
need for knowledge about the disease. Family needs practical advice, tools and support in
connection with meals. The nurse tries to support the parents so that they can support their
children and give their child structure, boundaries and love. It is important to pay attention to
the siblings, whom also can become a major asset in the treatment. For the family to manage
to fight the disease, it is important that the nurse conveys hope that the patient can be cured
from this treacherous and difficult disease.
Conclusion: Nurses felt that by responding to family needs in different areas they also
increase the opportunities for families to participate more actively in the treatment and
become a better support for their child in the struggle against the disease.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:anorexia familj omvårdnad syskon innehållsanalys
Date of Publication:01/01/2009