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Ambulanspersonals upplevelser av patienter med psykisk ohälsa: En explorativ studie av hur ambulanspersonal ser på sitt uppdrag vid utryckningar som gäller psykisk ohälsa.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Ambulance staff’s perceptions of patients with mental illness : An explorative study of how ambulance staff view their mission when attending cases of mental illness (English)
Abstract [en]

This qualitative study aimed at exploratory describe ambulance staff’s perceptions of patients

with mental illness and how they view their role when attending these cases. Ten employees

within the ambulance participated in the study and semi-structured interviews were used in

collecting data. Thematic analysis was used for analyzing data. From the analysis three main

themes that narrate ambulance staff’s perceptions of patients with mental illness were created.

The first theme was The challenge in facing patients with mental illness. The theme has three

sub-themes, Valuable attributes and abilities, The encounter and treatment and Staff’s safety.

The second main theme, Frustration and feelings of insufficiency, includes two sub-themes,

The inaccessible care and The need for knowledge. The third main theme The perceptions of

the assignment and the patient includes no sub-themes but stands on its own.

In the stories of ambulance staff’s perceptions of patients with mental illness it’s made visible

how the role of the ambulance staff, when attending these cases, becomes the one of a fellow

creature before the patient and a negotiator before other organisations. Aspects that cause

barriers for nursing in these situations are also highlighted, like an inaccessible psychiatric

care and different approaches within the ambulance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 31 p.
Keyword [sv]
ambulanspersonal, patienter med psykisk sjukdom/psykisk ohälsa, bemötande, behandling, psykiatrisk vård
National Category
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36437OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-36437DiVA: diva2:822302
Educational program
Study program in Case Management (180 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved

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