Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av att vårda suicidala patienter

by Brunbäck, Emma; Nilsson, Viktoria

Abstract (Summary)
Nurses’ within the somatic care are encountered with patients with mental illness in their daily work. The aims of the study were to enlighten nurses’ experience of caring for a patient that has committed a suicidal act and are cared for in a somatic acute ward. The authors used a qualitative method with interviews for collecting data. Ten nurses’ were interviewed that worked with acute care and had at least one year experience. The result contains four themes; difficulties with caring, feelings in meeting with the patient, resources and cooperation with psychiatry. Result showed that general nurses’ described a wish for more psychological knowledge to improve their care for the suicidal patient, for example dialogue technique, because they thought that the communication with the patient was challenging. Also a better way to get close, meet and connect in a relationship with the patient. The cooperation between psychiatry care and somatic care were not satisfying which made caring more difficult for the nurse. There were needs to clarify the caring and working routines for patients that are cared for in both the somatic and psychiatry care.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:06/10/2008

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