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Pejlert, A., Sjöblom, L.-M. & Asplund, K. (2008). How Family Members of a Person Suffering from Mental Illness Experience Psychiatric Care. International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 13(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Family Members of a Person Suffering from Mental Illness Experience Psychiatric Care
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, ISSN 0968-0624, Vol. 13, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT Objective The aim of this study was to describe the experience of contact with formal psychiatric care, as narrated by family members of a person suffering from mental illness. Method The study was based on a qualitative design. Focus-groups with 16 family members were transcribed and interpreted using qualitative content analysis. Findings The findings present four themes; being disappointed with formal psychiatric care, being in need of understanding from and collaboration with formal psychiatric care, being positive about the care and the own contribution to the care and being subjected to preconceived ideas. The findings were interpreted as the families� relationship with formal psychiatric care being characterized by a struggle for power. Conclusion To create a healthy situation for the families and thereby improve the situation for the patient, representatives of formal care should carefully consider how the families should be involved. Key words Family, focus groups, mental health, nursing, qualitative research

Keywords
family, focus groups, mental health, nursing, qualitative methods
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-6362 (URN)4213 (Local ID)4213 (Archive number)4213 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-07-24 Created: 2009-07-24 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Sjöblom, L.-M., Pejlert, A. & Asplund, K. (2005). Nurses' view of the family in psychiatric care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14(5), 562-569
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nurses' view of the family in psychiatric care
2005 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 14, no 5, p. 562-569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS: The aim of this study is to examine nurses' view of the family in psychiatric care. BACKGROUND: The families of people who are mentally ill carry a heavy burden. Research has shown that they experience sorrow, shame and guilt. They are often involved in informal caring and there is evidence of families playing an important role in the recovery of the patient. In spite of this, a great deal could still be made to create more family-oriented care. This development depends to a large extent on nurses' view of involving families in the care and the perceived value of family-oriented work. METHOD: Four focus groups, with four to six carers in each group, were conducted. The recorded focus groups lasted 75-90 minutes and the data were transcribed and interpreted using content analysis. RESULTS: The results present four themes: compassion for and understanding of close relatives, the carer as the recipient of negative feelings, difficulties and dilemmas in the meeting with close relatives and preconceptions of mental illnesses in the family and in society. The results were interpreted as meaning that the carers found themselves in something that can be described as a double-bind situation. CONCLUSION: From analysis and interpretation, the conclusion is drawn that improved communication between nurses, patients and families could be a way to resolve the double-bind situation. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: To promote family health and also improve things for the patient, it can be argued, from the results of this study, that nurses should carefully consider whether and how to involve family members in care.

Keywords
nursing, Omvårdnad
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-3822 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2702.2004.01087.x (DOI)000228307800005 ()15840070 (PubMedID)4216 (Local ID)4216 (Archive number)4216 (OAI)
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2009-01-18 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Norbergh, K.-G., Paulson, M. & Pejlert, A. (2003). Avancerad Specialistsjuksköterska - en förstudie inför planerad utbildning. Mitthögskolan. Institutionen för vård- och hälsovetenskap
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avancerad Specialistsjuksköterska - en förstudie inför planerad utbildning
2003 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mitthögskolan. Institutionen för vård- och hälsovetenskap, 2003
Keywords
kommunal vård, primärvård, specialistsjuksköterska, utbildning
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-6331 (URN)3835 (Local ID)3835 (Archive number)3835 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-07-24 Created: 2009-07-24 Last updated: 2011-08-17Bibliographically approved
Pejlert, A. (2003). Nationell konferens: Omvårdnad som akademiskt ämne, Svensk sjuksköterskeförening Stockholm 4-5 dec. 2003: Att vara närstående till en patient med psykisk ohälsa.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nationell konferens: Omvårdnad som akademiskt ämne, Svensk sjuksköterskeförening Stockholm 4-5 dec. 2003: Att vara närstående till en patient med psykisk ohälsa
2003 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other scientific)
Keywords
Närstående, psykiatrisk vård
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1921 (URN)781 (Local ID)781 (Archive number)781 (OAI)
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30Bibliographically approved
Pejlert, A. (2001). Being a parent of an adult son or daughter with severe mental illness receiving professional care: parents’ narratives. Health & Social Care in the Community, 9(4), 194-204
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being a parent of an adult son or daughter with severe mental illness receiving professional care: parents’ narratives
2001 (English)In: Health & Social Care in the Community, ISSN 0966-0410, E-ISSN 1365-2524, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 194-204Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of parental care-giving with reference to having an adult son or daughter with severe mental illness living in a care setting. The parents were asked to narrate their relationship to offspring in the past, in the present, and their thoughts and feelings concerning the future. The study was guided by a phenomenological hermeneutic perspective. The meaning of parental care was illuminated in the themes ‘living with sorrow, anguish and constant worry’,’living with guilt and shame’,’relating with carer/care; comfort and hardships’ ‘coming to terms with difficulties’ and ‘hoping for a better life for the adult child’. Parental care-giving emerged as a lift-long effort. The narratives revealed ongoing grief, sorrow and losses interpreted as chronic sorrow. The narratives disclosed a cultural conflict between the family system and the care system, which was interpreted as a threat to the parental role, but also experiences of receiving comfort and having confidence in the care given. Experiences of stigma were interpreted from the way of labelling illness, narrated experiences of shame and relations with the public and mental health professionals. Parents’ persisting in the care-giving role, striving to look after themselves and expressing hopes for the future were interpreted as a process of coming to terms with difficulties. Results suggest that mental health professionals need to be aware of their own attitudes and treatment of families, improve their cooperation with, and support to families, and provide opportunities for family members to meet one another.

Keywords
Community care, Narratives, Parental care-giving, Phenomenological hermeneutics, Psychiatric nursing, Schizophrenia
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-13584 (URN)10.1046/j.0966-0410.2001.00301.x (DOI)000170008100002 ()11560735 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-0035409375 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-04-26 Created: 2011-04-19 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Hellzén, O., Johansson, A. & Pejlert, A. (2001). Evidence Based Nursing - Caring for Persons With Schizophrenia. Stockholm: SBU
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evidence Based Nursing - Caring for Persons With Schizophrenia
2001 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SBU, 2001. p. 71
Series
Evidensbaserad omvårdnad, ISSN 1403-8846 ; 4
Keywords
Nursing
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-5611 (URN)1313 (Local ID)91-87890-55-0 (ISBN)1313 (Archive number)1313 (OAI)
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2014-11-03Bibliographically approved
Pejlert, A., Norberg, A. & Asplund, K. (2000). From a psychiatric ward to a home-like setting: the meaning of caring as narrated by nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 9(5), 689-700
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From a psychiatric ward to a home-like setting: the meaning of caring as narrated by nurses
2000 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 9, no 5, p. 689-700Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study presents interviews with nurses 1 and 2 years after they moved to a home-like setting, compared with results from interviews with nurses before their move. A phenomenological hermeneutic perspective inspired by Ricoeur guided the study. The interviews focused on the meaning of their work, including their view of the client as a person and the care they provide. The meaning of caring was interpreted in terms of the following themes: 'being free and entrusted with the task of caring makes a difference'; 'sharing the activities of everyday life is a natural way of being together'; 'providing a warm, open and supportive eating atmosphere', 'sharing the client's everyday world with compassion and love, glimpsing possibilities'; and 'dealing with limiting circumstances in care, the lack of "homeliness"'. Findings suggest a transformation in the view of care that reveals itself in increased closeness in the client-carer relationship and a change in values. The narratives revealed a caring atmosphere, valuing the client as well as the carer. The same questions guided all interviews, allowing developments to be followed. The carer and the interviewer thus became increasingly familiar with the situation on each interview occasion and the possibility that this has influenced the study must be taken into consideration. However, the similarity between nurses' narratives validated their trustworthiness.

Keywords
community care, lived experiences, narratives, phenomenological, hermeneutics, psychiatric nursing, schizophrenia, care, people
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-13529 (URN)000089193100005 ()2-s2.0-0141934573 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-04-15 Created: 2011-04-15 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Hellzén, O., Johansson, A. & Pejlert, A. (1999). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad vid behandling av personer med schizofreni. Stockholm: SBU
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evidensbaserad omvårdnad vid behandling av personer med schizofreni
1999 (Swedish)Book (Other scientific)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SBU, 1999. p. 71
Series
Evidensbaserad omvårdnad, ISSN 99-2620738-3 ; 4
Keywords
omvårdnad, schizofreni
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-5612 (URN)1312 (Local ID)91-87890-55-0 (ISBN)1312 (Archive number)1312 (OAI)
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30Bibliographically approved
Pejlert, A., Asplund, K. & Norberg, A. (1999). Towards recovery: living in a home-like setting after the move from a hospital ward. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8(6), 663-674
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards recovery: living in a home-like setting after the move from a hospital ward
1999 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 8, no 6, p. 663-674Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

• Six clients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia were interviewed about their experiences of their lives in a home-like setting, their key care provider and the care received.

 

• Their narratives of lived experiences in care were interpreted as living a process of health in the midst of severe mental illness, involving: 'becoming more', 'being disabled', 'comforting/confirming relationship', 'discomforting/unconfirming relationship' and 'caring about the caring relationship'.

 

• Fatigue and lack of strength influenced the lives of most clients considerably, and the stories were about problems and conflicts. Nevertheless, the clients seemed really to struggle to make communal life work, and there were experiences of increased competence and better self-confidence in most of the stories.

 

• On the whole care was described as good, and the process of health seemed to be supported by experiences of comfort and being confirmed in the client–care provider relationship.

 

 

Keywords
community care • home-like environment • lived experiences • narratives • psychiatric care • schizophrenia
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11320 (URN)10.1046/j.1365-2702.1999.00292.x (DOI)
Available from: 2010-02-23 Created: 2010-02-23 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Pejlert, A., Asplund, K., Gilje, F. & Norberg, A. (1998). The meaning of caring for patients on a long-term psychiatric ward as narrated by formal care providers. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 5(4), 255-264
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The meaning of caring for patients on a long-term psychiatric ward as narrated by formal care providers
1998 (English)In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1351-0126, E-ISSN 1365-2850, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 255-264Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Seventeen care providers were interviewed about their caring experiences on a hospital psychiatric ward. The interviews focused on the meaning of their work, including the care they provide and the nature of the patient as a person. The study was guided by a phenomenological hermeneutic perspective inspired by Ricoeur (1976). The analysis focused on context and form. Three themes illuminate the meaning of care provided. These themes are as follows; being in the midst of human storage, moving towards a human care of relations, and struggling with 'the old' and 'the new'. Experiencing work as being in the midst of a human storage reflects the historical and human situation of warehousing psychiatric patients. The care providers are experiencing a shift in their view of the patient and the meaning of their work, towards a more human care of relations. For these care providers, there is a struggle between the past, the present and the future. This struggle between 'the old' and 'the new' conveys a struggle between doing as a nurse, which dominates the past, and relating, which is, or needs to be, the current and future focus in psychiatric care. The shift in view distinguished itself by the care providers viewing the patient as being vulnerable and having problems with relations. The results have been interpreted and discussed in the light of a previously published interview study with the patients, carried out at the same time on the same ward. Attending to ingrained attitudes of the past and their influence on new approaches to care is essential to understanding not only changes in ways of doing nursing tasks, but also ways of relating.

 

National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11315 (URN)9807362 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2010-02-23 Created: 2010-02-23 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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