They can do whatever they want’’: Meanings of receiving psychiatric care based on a common staff approach
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, ISSN 1748-2623, Vol. 6, no 1, 1-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study deepens our understanding of how patients, when cared for in a psychiatric ward, experience situations that involve being handled according to a common staff approach. Interviews with nine former psychiatric in-patients were analyzed using a phenomenological–hermeneutic method to illuminate the lived experience of receiving care based on a common staff approach. The results revealed several meanings: discovering that you are as subjected to a common staff approach, becoming aware that no one cares, becoming aware that your freedom is restricted, being afflicted, becoming aware that a common staff approach is not applied by all staff, and feeling safe because someone else is responsible. The comprehensive understanding was that the patient's understanding of being cared for according to a common staff approach was to be seen and treated in accordance with others’ beliefs and valuations, not in line with the patients’ own self-image, while experiencing feelings of affliction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CoAction Publishing, 2011. Vol. 6, no 1, 1-11 p.
Common staff approach, phenomenological, hermeneutic, nursing, psychiatry
Personalgemensamt förhållningssätt, fenomenologi, hermeneutik, omvårdnad, psykiatri
Research subject Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50979DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v6i1.5296OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-50979DiVA: diva2:912730