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A look at inpatients' experience of mental health rehabilitation wards.

A look at inpatients' experience of mental health rehabilitation wards.

Bunyan, Mel, Crowley, John, Cashen, Angela and Mutti, Marie-France (2017) A look at inpatients' experience of mental health rehabilitation wards. Mental Health Practice, 20 (6). pp. 17-23. ISSN 1465-8720 (Print), 2047-895X (Online) (doi:10.7748/mhp.2017.e1163)

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Abstract

Research into patients’ experience in mental health hospitals has focused on acute settings. The authors of this study have explored the experience of patients on rehabilitation wards. Data were collected through focus groups led by service users acting as experts by experience. This helped to encourage participation by this group, which can be difficult to engage. Themes from the data were identified from the perspectives of staff, carers and service users. Two primary themes were identified by all reviewers – inflexible, authoritarian regimes on the wards and patients’ fears about being unable to cope in the future after leaving the rehabilitation ward. The implications of the findings and suggestions for improving care in rehabilitation wards are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental health; Nursing; Rehabilitation services; Research; Service users’ experiences
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 11:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16690

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