DÅ KÄNNER JAG ATT NU ÄR JAG INTE EN MÄNNISKA FÖR DEM LÄNGRE UTAN BARA EN FETTKLUMP: Intervjustudie om hur patienter med övervikt/fetma upplever bemötandet i primärvården.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Health professionals are supposed to act in a way where they avoid violations and work to maintain and strengthen the patient's identity and dignity. Patients that are overweight/obese experience a stigmatization in contact with healthcare. The purpose of this study was to examine the experience of people with overweight/obesity when treated by healthcare personnel. The method chosen was a qualitative study and eight informants were interviewed. The result shows that the informants wish the information they receive from health personnel to be correct and based on facts. When describing a good primary care experience, they describe health personnel that listens, does not express prejudices, and takes them seriously. The health personnel should not list all their health problems as caused by overweight but investigate underlying causes. When the informants describe a bad primary care experience they describe health personnel that mocks them or, views them as lazy and unaware of the fact that they are overweight. The informants feel blamed by the health personnel and the society and describes a perception of overweight people as not as good or as valuable as other human beings. In some ways they blame themselves for their situation and can be reluctant to seek care because of the fear that they will be stigmatized. They wish for the health personnel to be more educated on the complex problem of obesity, and for the health personnel to have a holistic approach and takes the informants psychological health into consideration when giving information.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 26 p.
Bemötande i primärvården, stigma, övervikt, fetma
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-307591DiVA: diva2:1047562
Subject / course
Specialistsjuksköterskeprogrammet med inriktning mot distriktssköterska