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Hjälpande relationer i psykiatrisk öppenvård: en intervjustudie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: During the last decades patient satisfaction has become an important measurement of quality in psychiatric care. However the patients are seldom asked to evaluate the treatments.

Objectives: The aim is to determine which factors the outpatients regard as beneficial in their psychiatric treatment. The purpose is explorative. During the study another purpose developed; to present research on the importance of the relationship between the caretaker and the caregiver for the outcome.

Method: 30 persons were interviewed about what they found helpful in psychiatric treatment. The interviews were open using Grounded Theory as methodological input.

Result: The most prominent topic was the quality of the relationship between the caregiver and the caretaker. The characteristics of a helping relationship seem to be when the patient:

- is being listened to and understood by a caregiver who is interested and concerned.

- is not only seen as a caretaker with problems but also as a complete person, someone more than an equation of symptoms, diagnoses and shortcomings

- is seen as a person worth listening to with unique knowledge which matters to the caregiver

- is seen as a unique person not possible to minimize to just another case

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 87 p.
Keyword [en]
Contributing factors, Helping alliance, Severe mental illness, Psychiatry
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7358OAI: diva2:198112
Available from: 2008-02-07 Created: 2008-02-07Bibliographically approved

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