Being subject to restrictions, limitations and disciplining: A thematic analysis of out-patients' experiences in psychiatric intensive care
2017 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673Article in journal (Refereed) In press
The aim of this study was to describe individuals’ experiences of being hospitalized in psychiatric intensivecare units (PICUs). Four participants who had previously been admitted in a PICU were interviewed usingopen-ended questions. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis. A synthesis of the various wayslimitations is experienced due to the (1) Descriptions of Being Limited in the Environment, (2) Descriptionsof being Limited in Interactions with Staff, (3) Descriptions of Being Limited in terms of Access to Information,and (4) Descriptions of Having Limited Freedom and Autonomy. Hospitalization is experienced as alife-changing event that shows a kaleidoscopic view of limitation. We stress that the conceptualization oflimitation must be considered due to its historical origins, sociopolitical aspirations, and philosophy of care.Thus, nurse practitioners and nursing leaders are advised to put the patient’s experience at the center ofcare, and to involve and integrate patients throughout the recovery process.
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psychiatric care, psychiatric wards, mental health nursing, mental health, psychiatric patients, qualitative research, thematic analysis, seclusion, limitation, confinement, disciplining
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23783OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23783DiVA: diva2:1083315