Sjuksköterskors upplevelser i bemötandet med personer som skadar sig själv

Translated title of the thesis: Nurses’ experiences in meeting with people who exhibit self-injury
  • Teuta Haliti
  • Florentina Selimaj

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Self-injury is a social problem that is increasing. People with self-injury can often feel that they have not been treated in a good way of nursing staff. People who harm themselves do it in order to relieve anxiety and pain. The behavior can be difficult to comprehend and provocative for the environment. Aim: The aim was to illuminate nurses’ experiences in the treatment of people with self-injury. Method: A literature review search has been made. Keywords that appealed to the purpose identified. The literature search was conducted in different databases. Results: The results emerged from scientific articles (n = 11) that were reviewed. The results were presented in four sub themes: experiences of understanding in the treatment, experiences of responsibility in the treatment, experiences of fear and frustration in the treatment and experiences of lack of understanding and stress in the treatment. Factors as education, time pressure and support from colleagues were seen as important in the care of people who self-injure. Discussion: Through training and mentoring nurses would be more professional when dealing with people who hurt themselves. Conclusion: Nurses need more education, mentoring and knowledge to deal with people who hurt themselves in a professional manner.

    Date of Award2012-Mar-08
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMonica Granskär (Supervisor) & Lars Axelsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • self-harm
    • nurs
    • meeting and experience

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