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  • 1.
    Hellzén, Ove
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Asplund, Kenneth
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Nurses' narratives about their residents when caring for people with long-term mental illness in municipal group dwellings2006In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 60-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nurses working in community psychiatric care are expected to spend time with the residents, in a genuine, professional way, irrespective of their own feelings towards them. Fourteen nurses at two group dwellings in Sweden were interviewed about their experiences when caring for people with long-term mental illness. Narrative interviews were conducted and interpreted using a method inspired by Ricoeur. The analyses were performed in two steps: the first shows that residents could be divided into four different typologies or patterns--the good, the disabled, the invisible, and the bad residents, of which the nurses liked the first two and disliked the last two. In the second analysis, two themes were formulated to describe the nurses' experiences of 'replenishing one's self-worth and self-esteem' and 'giving up the caring role'. These results were interpreted and reflected on in the light of a theoretical framework in order to obtain a deeper understanding of the text. The study indicates that the question of whether nurses liked or disliked the residents appears to be closely related to whether or not the individual resident confirmed the nurse. Residents who confirmed nurses were liked and given attention, whereas those who did not were disliked and given a minimum of time together with the nurse.

  • 2. Johansson, I M
    et al.
    Skärsäter, I
    Danielson, Ella
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    The health-care environment on a locked psychiatric ward: an ethnographic study2006In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 242-250Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent changes in psychiatric hospital care involving a reduction in the number of beds and time spent in hospital motivated the study of conditions of inpatient care on such wards. An ethnographic study of a locked, acute psychiatric ward in a department of psychiatry was performed with the aim of describing the health-care environment in such a ward. The ward admitted patients on both a voluntarily and involuntarily basis. Data were collected by means of 3.5 months of participant observations. The results showed a health-care environment that was overshadowed by control. Staff were in control but they also lacked control; they attempted to master the situation in line with organizational demands and they sometimes failed. At the same time, the staff tried to share the responsibility of caring for patients and next of kin. Patients were controlled by staff; they were the underdogs and dependent on staff for their care and the freedom to leave the ward. Patients tried to make themselves heard and reacted to the control by developing counter-strategies. What this study adds to earlier research is patients' pressure on staff and sometimes quite an open struggle for more control, which may be an expression for an unacceptable imbalance in power between patients and staff.

     

     

  • 3.
    Jönsson, Patrik D
    et al.
    Cty Hosp, Dept Psychiat, Psychiat Serv, SE-30185 Halmstad, Sweden .
    Skärsäter, Ingela
    Univ Gothenburg, Inst Heath & Care Sci, Sahlgrenska Acad, Gothenburg, Sweden .
    Wijk, Helle
    Univ Gothenburg, Inst Heath & Care Sci, Sahlgrenska Acad, Gothenburg, Sweden .
    Danielson, Ella
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Experience of living with a family member with bipolar disorder2011In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 29-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe illness that has a serious impact on the lives of those affected and on their families. The aim of this study was to elucidate what it means for family members to live with an adult person who has BD, with reference to their views concerning the condition of the person affected and the future. During 2005, 17 family members of people with the disorder were interviewed, and the data obtained were subjected to a qualitative content analysis. The findings showed that family members felt alone with their experiences and struggled to make sense of and to maintain normality, as their life was encroached on by the condition. Bearing the burden of responsibility and control made it difficult for family members to focus on their own future. To build hope, they needed opportunities to share their experiences with others, increased understanding of the condition, and relief from the burden they bore. This study underlines the importance of strengthening support holistically for family members living with an adult person with BD. Support and interventions concerning these families' needs have to be developed and should be provided by all mental health-care services.

  • 4.
    Lilja, Lars
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Hellzén, Ove
    Former patients' experience of psychiatric care: a qualitative investigation2008In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 279-286Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, 10 former patients' experiences of hospitalization are described using a qualitative approach. The informant group consisted of three men and seven women with different diagnoses and each with his or her individual experience of life as an inpatient. The aim of this study was to extend our understanding of former psychiatric inpatients' experience their time of admission to a psychiatric inpatients unit.

     

    Data were collected and analysed using a content analysis approach. From the former patients' descriptions, the following five themes emerged: being seen as a disease, striving for a sense of control in an alienating and frightening context, succumbing to repressive care, meeting an omniscient master, and care as a light in the darkness. In conclusion, the experience of psychiatric inpatient care could be interpreted and understood from former patients' narratives as a struggle for dignity in the face of discrimination and rejection.

  • 5.
    Rönngren, Ylva
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Björk, Annette
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Audulv, Åsa
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences. Högskolan i Gävle; Center for Care Research, Steinkjer, Norway.
    Kristiansen, Lisbeth
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Haage, David
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Educational nurse-led lifestyle intervention for persons with mental illness.2018In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 1022-1031Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although persons with severe mental illness face an increased risk of mortality and of developing negative health outcomes, research has shown that lifestyle interventions can sufficiently support their health. In response, this study examined a nurse-led lifestyle intervention developed in cooperation with members of municipal and county councils to gauge its impact on the quality of life, cognitive performance, walking capacity, and body composition of persons with severe mental illness. Lasting 26 weeks and involving 38 persons with severe mental illness, the intervention prioritised two components: the interpersonal relationships of persons with severe mental illness, staff, and group leaders and group education about physical and mental health. Pre-post intervention measurements of quality of life collected with the Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life, cognitive performance with the Frontal Systems Behaviour Scale, walking capacity with a 6-min walk test, and body composition in terms of waist circumference and body mass index were analysed using a nonparametric test Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Results suggest that the intervention afforded significant improvements in the health-related variables of quality of life, cognitive performance, walking capacity, and waist circumference for persons with severe mental illness. However, long-term studies with control groups and that examine parameters related to cardiovascular risk factors are essential to ensure the sustained impact of the intervention.

  • 6.
    Rönngren, Ylva
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Björk, Annette
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Kristiansen, Lisbeth
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Haage, David
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences. Univ Gävle; Mid Norway, Steinkjer, Norway.
    Audulv, Åsa
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Meeting the needs? Perceived support of a nurse-led lifestyle programme for young adults with mental illness in a primary health-care setting2018In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 390-399Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Being a young adult with mental illness challenges all aspects of health, including an increased risk for developing lifestyle-related diseases. There is a lack of lifestyle programmes in primary health care that target physical, mental, and social needs for young adults with mental illness. The aim of the present study was to describe the experiences of young adults with mental illness receiving support from a nurse-led lifestyle programme, and how this support was related to their life context, including challenges and coping strategies. Two focus groups and six individual interviews were performed with 13 young adults (16–25 years), and analysed using a qualitative content analysis. The findings showed that the young adults experienced challenges in their daily lives, including psychiatric symptoms, lack of social understanding, and loneliness. The study indicated that the programme could support lifestyle habits with its components of supportive interpersonal relationships, awareness of coping strategies, understanding of health and illness, and cognitive support (e.g. schedules and reminders). However, the programme could not meet everyone's needs for new social relationships or more comprehensive support. Even so, this nurse-led programme provides health information-management strategies that could easily be integrated in a primary health-care setting.

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