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Limiting patients as a nursing practice in psychiatric intensive care units to ensure safety and gain control
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2610-8998
2015 (English)In: Perspectives in psychiatric care, ISSN 0031-5990, E-ISSN 1744-6163, Vol. 51, no 4, 241-252 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The aim of this study was to describe how the limitation of patients is being practiced in psychiatric intensive care units.

Design and Methods

A focused ethnographic methodology was applied. To gather data, the author conducted fieldwork involving participant observation.

Findings

The results of the study are presented in two categories, which describe the limited access patients had to items and in the ward environments.

Practice Implications

It is advisable for practitioners to critically reflect upon local regulations and policies related to the practice of limiting patients during the worst phase of their mental illness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 51, no 4, 241-252 p.
Keyword [en]
Ethnography, institution, psychiatric nurse, seclusion, ward environment
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18033DOI: 10.1111/ppc.12083ISI: 000363469500004PubMedID: 25159597Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84945184360OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-18033DiVA: diva2:765287
Available from: 2014-11-21 Created: 2014-11-21 Last updated: 2016-07-06Bibliographically approved

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