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: En litteraturstudie

Translated title of the thesis: Nurses' experiences of encountering women exposed to intimate partner violence: A literature study
  • Gabriella Folkunger
  • Cathrine Tilly

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: Intimate partner violence is a major societal problem that occurs frequently throughout the world. The consequences of violence have a negative effect on women's lives, both in the short and long term. The symptoms can manifest physically, mentally or through social vulnerability. Nurses have a crucial role in the encounter with women exposed to intimate partner violence through the opportunity to be able to pay attention to signs of violence and be able to contribute to continued care, help and guidance. Aim: The aim was to describe nurses' experiences of encountering women exposed to violence in close relationships. Method: A qualitative literature study based on 12 qualitative articles searched in the databases Cinahl Complete, PubMed and PsycINFO. The analysis was performed with Friberg's five-step model and the articles were quality audited with HKR's review template. Results: Nurses' experiences of encountering women exposed to intimate partner violence are summarized in two main categories: Experiences of the good encounter and Experiences of factors that make the encountering difficult. These categories are followed by seven subcategories. Discussion: The method was discussed based on four concepts of trustworthiness; Credibility, Dependability, Confirmability and Transferability. The discussion of results was argued on the basis of three main findings which were; lack of knowledge, unclear guidelines and that the nurse does not ask the question about violence with regard to the family matter aspect. The three findings are discussed from a societal perspective with suggestions for models, ethical aspects and the importance of person-centered nursing.
Date of Award2021-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorMaria Fransson (Supervisor) & Helena Larsson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)


  • Intimate partnerviolence
  • Nurses
  • Meeting
  • Experiences
  • Abused women
  • Qualitative study
  • Literature study

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