Professionals’ Perspective on Needs of Persons Who Frequently Use Psychiatric Emergency Services
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
This study explores how professionals experience persons who frequently use psychiatric emergency services (PES) in terms of their needs in Sweden. The data comprise 19 semi-structured individual interviews and one focus group interview with healthcare professionals (i.e., assistant nurses, psychiatric nurses, intern physicians, and resident physicians), which are analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The overall findings suggest that persons who frequently use PES suffer from illness, unfavorable life circumstances, and inadequate care, which together emphasize the need for more sustainable support. The findings indicate that the professionals saw beyond illness-related needs and could also acknowledge patients’ needs originating from social, existential, and care- and support-related aspects of life.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Issues in Mental Health Nursing|
|Early online date||2020|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
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Related research output
Persons who frequently use psychiatric emergency services. Perspectives on who they are, what their needs are and how they are encountered by healthcare professionals.Manuela Schmidt, 2020, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. 101 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (compilation)