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Nurses’ experiences of encountering patients with mental illness in prehospital emergency care – a qualitative interview study
Department of Ambulance Service, Region Sörmland, Eskilstuna, Sweden..
Department of Ambulance Service, Region Sörmland, Eskilstuna, Sweden..
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Department of Ambulance Service, Region Sörmland, Eskilstuna, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1878-0992
Centre of Interprofessional Collaboration within Emergency care (CICE), Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3308-7304
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2022 (English)In: BMC Nursing, ISSN 1472-6955, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 21, no 1, article id 89Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 Background:  Nurses working in prehospital emergency care (PEC) encounter patients with all types of health conditions. Increasingly, they are encountering patients suffering from mental illness and this trend reflects the worldwide increase in mental illness. There is very little current knowledge of encounters between nurses and patients with mental illness in 'PEC', especially from the nurses' perspectives.

 Aim:  The aim of the study is to investigate nurses' experiences of encountering patients with mental illness in 'PEC'.

 Methods:  The participants were recruited in a region in southeast Sweden (that covers approximately 5600 km2 and has 300,000 inhabitants). In total, 17 nurses consented to participate. The participants were asked to narrate their individual experience of encountering patients with mental illness. The interviews were transcribed verbatim, then analysed with qualitative content analysis.

 Results:  The result is presented in terms of three themes and eight sub-themes. The main themes are 'Lacking trust in the patient and one's own abilities', 'Being under internal and external influences' and 'Moving towards a genuine nurse-patient relationship'.

 Conclusion:  The results show that nurses strive to lay the foundation for a trusting relationship. Simultaneously nurses encountering is characterized by a mistrust and it is influenced by pre-understanding and emotions when they take care for patients. The findings could be used to develop nurses' readiness and capability to encounter patients with mental illness and to respond appropriately to the patients somatic and mental care needs.

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2022. Vol. 21, no 1, article id 89
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-58286DOI: 10.1186/s12912-022-00868-4ISI: 000783475500001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85128358556OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-58286DiVA, id: diva2:1660587
Available from: 2022-05-24 Created: 2022-05-24 Last updated: 2022-06-07Bibliographically approved

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