Undervisningspakke om tuberkulose

For helsepersonell og lærere

Mange opplever at det mangler kvalitetssikret undervisningsmateriell om tuberkulose (TB). Tuberkulose er en sykdom som angår oss i Norge fordi vi er en del av en global verden der mennesker migrerer og reiser over landegrensene.

​Tuberkuloseprosjektet «Tillit og kunnskap i Drammensregionen» har utviklet en undervisningspakke som helsepersonell og lærere kan benytte i kommuner, asylmottak, introduksjonssentre og lignende.

Undervisningspakken forteller med enkle ord og bilder hvordan tuberkulose smitter, hva som er tegn på sykdommen og hva tidligere pasienter forteller om det å ha tuberkulose.

Mål og budskap

Undervisningspakkens mål:

  • Å øke kunnskap om tuberkulose (TB)
  • Å øke tillit til helsevesenet
  • Å få flere til å oppsøke lege med mistankke om TB
  • Å redusere stigma og smittefrykt

Hovedbuskap:

  • Du blir frisk av tuberkulose
  • Gå til lege hvis du har symptomer på tuberkulose
  • Lege og sykepleier har taushetsplikt
  • Behandlingen er gratis

Kontaktinformasjon

​Ønsker du mer informasjon? Kontakt oss:

Hege S. Bjelkarøy
Tuberkulosekoordinator
Telefon: 32 80 40 03 / 992 95 737

Solveig H. Midtvedt
Lærings- og mestringssenteret
Telefon: 32 80 33 77

Undervisningspakke

English version

Trust and knowledge - a tuberculosis education program

Norway is a low TB incidence country. 90 % of those who get TB in Norway are immigrants from high TB incidence countries. Two persons representing immigrants from these countries in Drammen municipality initiated a collaborative project for developing a TB teaching program for immigrants at risk. They experienced that immigrants lacked information about TB and had reduced trust in the Norwegian healthcare system. Healthcare workers, on their side, experience difficulties in providing information and TB services to immigrants, because of the language and stigma barriers.

Our project group consists of the initiators, a former TB patient, a patient organization, a public health nurse from the municipality, the TB coordinator from the hospital and two persons working with equitable health services at Drammen hospital. The group members have complementing knowledge and experience from both a user and a system perspective.

Good arenas for teaching are introduction centres (schools where newly arrived immigrants learn Norwegian and learn about the society), asylum camps and immigrant organisations.

About the TB education and training program

The content in the program is based on a needs assessment among people in the target groups. 

Feedback from participants shows that the program promotes learning, reflection and a change of attitude towards TB.

It is important to emphasize the importance of::

  • presenting safe messages about TB
  • using a simple language when teaching   
  • that people in target groups need oral and visual information along with written information.    
  • information is more trusted if it is presented by a former TB patient or representatives from the tain addition to a health care worker.

The aims of the teaching program are:

  • spread knowledge about TB
  • create trust in the Norwegian health system
  • make people seek health care if TB is suspected
  • reduce stigma and fear

The main messages in the materials are:

  • you will be cured of  TB
  • consult a doctor if you have symptoms of TB
  • doctors and nurses are bound to confidentiality (professional secrecy)
  • treatment is free of charge

Contact information

For information, please contact:

Hege S. Bjelkarøy
TB coordinator, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust

Ingunn Nordstoga
Advisor, LHL International Tuberculosis Foundation

The teaching material

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