Våldsutsatta kvinnor
: En global litteraturstudie om sjuköterskans bemötande ur ett sjuksköterskeperspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Abused women: A global literature review of nurse's encounters from a nursing perspective
  • Mam-Anna Mbenga

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Bakground: Violence against women is the most common type of violence and occurs worldwide. Each year tens of thousands reports cases of violence against women over 18 years and an average of 16 women are killed each year due to violence in Sweden. Many abused women who visit health care facilites is experiencing an inadequate response and it may therefore be important to make nurses more aware of how abused women can be countered. Purpose: The purpose of this literature was to describe nurses' encounters to abused women in hospitals from a global perspective. Mehtod: The study was conducted as an general literaturereview study and was based on eleven empirical articles in the area of violence against women from a global perspective. Results: Nurses felt fear and unfamiliarity of encounthers with abused women, which resulted in nurses avoided to ask questions about domestic violence.The majority of the studies showed that the nurses wanted more knowledge and education on women victims of violence could be addressed in health care. Several studies showed that violence against women was socially acceptable in some countries and that many nurses felt that women should not disclose violence to health care providers or authorities, but to keep it in the family. Discussion: Nurses lacking encounte may be because nurses have not received education on violence against women during their training or in the workplace. Violence against women can be socially accepted in many countries and therefore it is essential that Swedish nurses become more aware of cultural aspects that could be behind the violence in order to better manage these patients.Conclusion: There is a great lack of knowledge in the field of violence against women, especially in the cultural aspects behind it and there is a need for more education and research to improve the encounters towards these womens.

    Date of Award2011-Jul-11
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorIrene Persson (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • nurses
    • encounter
    • violence against women
    • hospital
    • global perspective

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