Kvinnor som blivit våldsutsatta av en manlig partner
: så upplever de vårdpersonalens bemötande

Translated title of the thesis: Women subjected to intimate partner violence: how they experience the handling by healthcare professionals
  • Caisa Borgström
  • Frida Robertsson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Introduction: Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a big public health problem and every year about 17 women die in Sweden as a consequence of this. When the women seek healthcare, there can be a unique opportunity to discover IPV. Aim: The aim was to describe how women subjected to IPV experience how they were handled by healthcare professionals (HCP). Method: An overview based on 14 scientific articles was made. Result: The women experienced that the HCP did not have the courage to question about IPV but they had positive experiences regarding that the HCP sat down and listened. The result also showed a lack of respect for the integrity and autonomy and that the HCP often only treated the injuries and forgot about their psychological well-being. Discussion: Four central findings were highlighted; the HCP do not have the courage to ask about IPV, positive handling regarding the HCP were presence and listened, the lack of respect and not to be taken seriously and that the psychological well-being was forgotten. Conclusion: Most of the women experienced that the HCP did not handle them in the way they wanted, which resulted in the women not getting the help they needed.

    Date of Award2010-Sept-02
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLena Helander (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • intimate partner violence
    • experiences
    • handling
    • healthcare professionals

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