Patienters upplevelser av psykiatrisk vård
: Med fokus på tvångsvård

  • Beatrice Johansson
  • Oskar Holmdahl

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: To be admitted according to the law of coercive measures in psychiatric care, LPT, one is stripped of one’s self-determination. Since the new law was created to protect patients' integrities, the aim of this study was to determine how patients' experienced coercive measures. Purpose: The aim was to describe patient´s experience of coercive measures with focus on psychiatric coercive care within a psychiatric care unit. Method: A literature review in which seven scientific articles were included. Systematic review of the articles was used. Results: Three categories were found: Those who experience coercive measure the most which was mainly white people, women and those with a high education. Negative experience of coercive measures which included not being listened to and taken serious. Finally positive experience which included having someone to talk to and being given some control over one’s own care. Discussion: Self determination and communication are key factors when it comes to experiences of coercive measures in psychiatric health care. Conclusion: There are many factors that correlated with experience of coercive measures and coercion. Both negative and positive experiences were mentioned. Many problems could have been avoided if only the staff had talked to the patients and showed empathy. More studies are needed to make the staff understand patients and ultimately give them better care.

    Date of Award2010-Mar-31
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorIrene Persson (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 22,5 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • coercive measures
    • experience
    • patient
    • coercion
    • self determination.

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