The lived experience of a 24-hour support center for persons with psychiatric disabilities: making me feel almost like an ordinary person
2014 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 4, no 1, 42-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study illuminates nine psychiatric disabled persons’ lived experience of a newly established community-based service center open around the clock. This new 24-hour support center (SC) was established in 2011 in a Swedish community to better match and facilitate the disabled persons’ needs. In order to illuminate the disabled person’s experiences individual interview was performed. A phenomenological-hermeneutical method inspired by Paul Ricoeur was used to interpret the texts. After a naive reading, a structural analysis revealed two themes: 1), becoming aware of myself as a person, and 2) having a lifeline and belongingness. The comprehensive understanding was interpreted as meaning “Making me feel almost like an ordinary person”, which incorporated the person’s past with their present together with a direction for the future and hope for a more fulfilling life.
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2014. Vol. 4, no 1, 42-50 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12875DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.41007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-12875DiVA: diva2:745895