Clients’ experiences of the Boston Psychiatric Rehabilitation Approach: A qualitative study
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 9, no 1, 22916Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Boston Psychiatric Rehabilitation Approach (PR) has been described as neither being a particular technique nor a single intervention but a service model within the mental health system aiming to promote recovery and the achievement of a meaningful life, rather than simply supporting adaptation or survival in the community. A qualitative approach was used to describe clients’ experiences of a BR implementation project in a county in Sweden. The findings from the interviews could be summarized in the theme “The process of rehabilitation” consisting of three categories: Structure, Participation and Relationship. The results suggest that clients do not often realize nor are able to verbalize their goals before they have been given the possibility to reflect their thoughts in collaboration with a trusted person. It is thus important that PR schedules its special structure to secure client participation by giving the clients opportunity to get their thoughts reflected to be able to participate in decision making regarding their own care. © 2014 H. Jormfeldt et al.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Järfälla: Co-Action Publishing , 2014. Vol. 9, no 1, 22916
Clients’ experiences, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Severe mental illness, Qualitative content analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19598DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v9.22916ISI: 000334275600001PubMedID: 24717265ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84899852629OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-19598DiVA: diva2:552112