A Brief Breathing Space: Experiences of Brief Admission by Self-Referral for Self-Harming and Suicidal Individuals with a History of Extensive Psychiatric Inpatient Care

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@article{94088290d4114d77aceec8f66604e3ad,
title = "A Brief Breathing Space: Experiences of Brief Admission by Self-Referral for Self-Harming and Suicidal Individuals with a History of Extensive Psychiatric Inpatient Care",
abstract = "Individuals with severe self-harm and experiences of lengthy psychiatric admissions often have complex mental health conditions and are at risk of suicide. In this qualitative study, self-harming individuals with >180 days of psychiatric admission over 12 months shared their experiences of Brief Admission (BA), a standardized crisis-management intervention encouraging self-admission and autonomy. Phenomenological hermeneutic analysis formulated BA as a worthy respite, replacing an old system of having to prove need {\textquoteleft}in blood{\textquoteright} or wait and get worse. Successes and struggles in early help-seeking, interpreted in the light of human rights and person-centered care, suggested that individual development of autonomy depended on perceived focus on recovery and compassion. Future research may consider ethical and health-economic aspects of BA in a broader perspective.",
author = "Lindkvist, {Rose Marie} and Sofie Westling and Liljedahl, {Sophie I.} and Kajsa Landgren",
year = "2020",
month = aug,
day = "7",
doi = "10.1080/01612840.2020.1789787",
language = "English",
journal = "Issues in Mental Health Nursing",
issn = "1096-4673",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",

}