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Kommunikation och bemötande av döva patienter i sluten psykiatrisk vård – en kvalitativ studie

Nilsson, Emelia LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim with the study was to examine how the communication and treatment of deaf inpatients are experienced in institutional care. The focus was to study how professionals in psychiatric care and persons with experience of the issue perceived the meeting between the professional and the inpatient, and what limitations and consequences may arise. The study was based on qualitative method with semi-structurized interviews. Totally, eleven persons were interviewed from different areas, among others professional in psychiatric clinics and persons who work at psychiatric surgeries for deaf people. The result shows that there are communication barriers in the meeting between a deaf inpatient and a professional without knowledge of sign language... (More)
The aim with the study was to examine how the communication and treatment of deaf inpatients are experienced in institutional care. The focus was to study how professionals in psychiatric care and persons with experience of the issue perceived the meeting between the professional and the inpatient, and what limitations and consequences may arise. The study was based on qualitative method with semi-structurized interviews. Totally, eleven persons were interviewed from different areas, among others professional in psychiatric clinics and persons who work at psychiatric surgeries for deaf people. The result shows that there are communication barriers in the meeting between a deaf inpatient and a professional without knowledge of sign language or deafness. The limited communication leads to uncertainty, misunderstanding and frustration for both parties. The consequences of absence of sign language communication and lack of knowledge about deafness are social isolation of the deaf inpatient, misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Emelia LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
deaf, psychiatric care, communication barriers, interpreting, sign language
language
Swedish
id
3411011
date added to LUP
2013-02-01 17:42:49
date last changed
2013-02-01 17:42:49
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  abstract     = {The aim with the study was to examine how the communication and treatment of deaf inpatients are experienced in institutional care. The focus was to study how professionals in psychiatric care and persons with experience of the issue perceived the meeting between the professional and the inpatient, and what limitations and consequences may arise. The study was based on qualitative method with semi-structurized interviews. Totally, eleven persons were interviewed from different areas, among others professional in psychiatric clinics and persons who work at psychiatric surgeries for deaf people. The result shows that there are communication barriers in the meeting between a deaf inpatient and a professional without knowledge of sign language or deafness. The limited communication leads to uncertainty, misunderstanding and frustration for both parties. The consequences of absence of sign language communication and lack of knowledge about deafness are social isolation of the deaf inpatient, misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Emelia},
  keyword      = {deaf,psychiatric care,communication barriers,interpreting,sign language},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kommunikation och bemötande av döva patienter i sluten psykiatrisk vård – en kvalitativ studie},
  year         = {2013},
}