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: en litteraturöversikt om vårdpersonals upplevelse av att bemöta patienter med psykisk ohälsa inom primärvården

  • Linda Thuresson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Mental illness is common among the Swedish population and is one of the endemic diseases. People with mental illness can be sticken with psychological or physical inconveniences and then turn to primary health care and will there meet nurses and other health care professionals.

    Aim: Was to illustrate health care professionals experience of encounter patients with mental illness in primary health care.

    Method: A literature review was carried out based on nine scientific qualitative articles.

    Result: Two main categories and four subcategories emerged. The first category ”To experience the meaning of communication to the encounter” consisted of the subcategories Verbal communication and Non-verbal communication. The communication, both verbal and non-verbal, meant a lot for the experience to encount the patients. The other main category: ”To experience limitations that affect the encounter” consisted of following subcategories: Limitations within the own profession and Limitations within the organization. Lack of knowledge within the staff or lack of resources within the organization affected the staffs’ ability to encount patients as desirable.

    Conclusion: Health care professionals have their own responsibility to utilize new research and information about the encounters with and the diseases of patients. The government should continue to request and encourage to develop the health care.

    Date of Award2015-May-22
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorEllinor Edfors (Supervisor) & Atika Khalaf (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • primary health care
    • health care professionals
    • mental illness
    • encounter

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