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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2018
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2018

Transforming nurse-patient relationships : a qualitative study of nurse self-disclosure in mental health care

Bidragsytere:
  • Jeanette Varpen Unhjem
  • Solfrid Vatne og
  • Marit Helene Hem

Tidsskrift

Journal of Clinical Nursing
ISSN 0962-1067
e-ISSN 1365-2702
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2018
Volum: 27
Hefte: 5/6
Sider: e798 - e807

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85044323435

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Tittel

Transforming nurse-patient relationships : a qualitative study of nurse self-disclosure in mental health care

Sammendrag

Aims and objectives: To describe what and why nurses self-disclose to patients in mental health care. Background: Self-disclosure is common, but controversial and difficult to delineate. Extant research suggests that self-disclosure might have several potentially beneficial effects on therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome for patients in mental health care, but results are often mixed and limited by definitional inconsistencies. Method: Qualitative descriptive study including data from 16 nurses taking part in participant observation, individual interviews and focus group interviews. Results: Separate analyses resulted in four themes addressing the research question of what nurses self-disclose, and one main theme and four subthemes addressing why nurses self-disclose. The content of self-disclosure was captured in the four themes: Immediate family, Interests and activities, Life experiences, and Identity. In addition, results showed that disclosures were common among the nurses. Self-disclosure's potential to transform the nurse-patient relationship, making it more open, honest, close, reciprocal and equal, was the overarching reason why nurses shared personal information. The nurses also chose to self-disclose to share existential and everyday sentiments, to give real-life advice, because it felt natural and responsive to patients’ question to do so. Conclusion: Nurse self-disclosure is common and covers a variety of personal information. Nurses have several reasons for choosing to self-disclose, most of which are connected to improving the nurse-patient relationship. Relevance to clinical practice: Self-disclosure controversy can make it difficult for nurses to know if they should share personal information or not. Insights into the diversity of and reasons for nurse self-disclosure can help with deliberations on self-disclosure. Keywords: mental health nursing, nurse–patient relationship, professional boundaries, qualitative study, therapeutic relationships

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Jeanette Varpen Unhjem

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for helse- og sosialfag ved Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for medisinsk etikk ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

Solfrid Vatne

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for helse- og sosialfag ved Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk
Aktiv cristin-person

Marit Helene Hem

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for medisinsk etikk ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Fakultet for helsefag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
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