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Att medverka vid tvångsåtgärder: en litteraturstudie om vårdpersonals erfarenhet
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Background: The care in Sweden is ruled by different laws and guidlines. One of them is Health and Medical Services Act, which is volontary. When a person gets mentally ill, up to the point when they can no longer care for them selves they can be treated under The Compulsory Mental Care Act. In the swedish closed psychiatric wards approximatly twenty percent of all patients are being treated under The Compulsory Mental Care Act. Sometimes the nursing staff needs to use coercive measures against the patients will. This puts great emotional, physical and psychcolgical pressure on the nursing staff. Aim: To describe nursing staffs’ experience of participating in coercions. Method: Literature study based on eight scientific articles with a qualitative approach. Findings: Coercions induced negative emotions like fear, discomfort, helplessness and powerlessness and it also resulted in feelings of guilt and bad conscience. It also had a negative effect in the daily work and there were a need for enhanced knowledge and experience. The personal approach could either ease or aggravate the percieved experience during coercions. The nursing staff also stated that a good relation with doctors, cheifs and patients was important. Conclusion: The physical and the emotional stress could decrease if the staff received therapeutic counselling and education which could result in fewer people quitting their jobs and fewer sick-leaves. It may also have a positive effect on patient care because the nursing staff would have recieved tools for managing their own and their patients emotions. Importance of care: By describing nursing staffs’ experience of participating in coercions it could be possible to identify confounding factors and then arrange interventions to prevent physical and psychological illness among the nursing staff who are working at closed psychiatric wards.

Keywords: qualitative literature study, coercions, nursing staff, experience

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2015. , 31 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110068OAI: diva2:860995
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Nursing Programme; Nursing Programme
Available from: 2015-11-05 Created: 2015-10-14 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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