Complex working conditions for nurses who exert coercive measures in forensic psychiatric care are affected
2016 (English)In: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, ISSN 0279-3695, E-ISSN 1938-2413, Vol. 54, no 9, 37-43 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nurses who exert coercive measures on patients within psychiatric care are emotionally affected. However, research on their working cond-tions and environment is limited. The purpose of the current study was to describe nurses’ experiences and thoughts concerning the exertion of coercive measures in forensic psychiatric care. The investigation was a qualitative interview study using unstructured interviews; data were analyzed with inductive content analysis. Results described participants’ thoughts and experiences of coercive measures from four main categories: (a) acting against the patients’ will, (b) reasoning about ethical justifications, (c) feelings of compassion, and (d) the need for debriefing. The current study illuminates the working conditions of nurses who exert coercive measures in clinical practice with patients who have a long-term relationship with severe symptomatology. The findings are important to further discuss how nurses and leaders can promote a healthier working environment.
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2016. Vol. 54, no 9, 37-43 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22269DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20160817-06PubMedID: 27576227ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84988420215OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22269DiVA: diva2:954310