Suicidal patients’ feelings and experiences of the meeting with nursing staff in residential psychiatric care

  • Kajsa Holmberg
  • Malin Persson

    Examensarbete: Kandidatexamen


    Background: Suicidal patients feelings and experiences of the psychiatric service can be a decisive moment of the following treatment. Although suicide is a common problem all over the world we know very little about the feelings that the patients are feeling in residential psychiatric care. Purpose: The aim of this litterature studie was to describe suicidal patients feelings and experiences of the psychiatric service. Method: Literature study was conducted through a search of articles in different databases. The data has been done as an overview and the data has been analysed with content analysis. Result: Head categories were formed throughout the data. The four main headings were; feelings of being observed, feelings of shame towards the nursing staff, the importance that someone is listening and patients feelings of compassion and commitment from the nursing staffs. Conclusions: Suicidal patients are in a very fragile state of mind during their time in psyhiatric service but are still aware of what is going on around them. The way the nursing staff treat the patients and how developed their skills in communications are, can be of decisive meaning. Nursing staff insufficient knowledge leads to negative feelings and experiences by the suicidal patients and because of that slower recovery


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