Hot- och våldssituationer inom psykiatrin
: ur ett personal och patientperspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Threatening and violent situations within in the field of psychiatry: from a staff and patient perspective
  • Catrin Kronquist
  • Ida Malmström

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Threats and violence occurs frequently within the field of psychiatry. How the nurse communicate and act towards an aggressive or violent patient can determine if the aggression escalates into violence. Conflicts that can lead to threats and violence often emerge from the interaction between patient and nurse. Therefore the nurse needs knowledge of different factors that are of importance in her reply towards threatening and violent patients.The aim: The aim of the study was to describe factors that are significant for the nurse´s reply in threatening and violent encounters.Method: The study is conducted as a literature study, and the result is based on eleven scientific articles.Result: Three categories that were significant for the nurse reply in threatening and violent situations emerged in the result. The categories were the nurse´s communicative skills, relation with the patient and her personality. These factors can affect violent situations.Discussion: Violent incidents within the field of psychiatry can be limited if the nurse has knowledge of what she convey´s thru her attitude, communication, and feelings. Conclusion: Education in how to act and reply in threatening and violent encounters is needed for a safer care of patients and a more secure workplace for nurses.

    Date of Award2011-Jul-12
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBirgitta Johansson (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits


    • nurse
    • patient
    • violence
    • factors
    • reply

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