Hjälpande relationer i psykiatrisk öppenvård: en intervjustudie
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Contributing factors, Helping alliance, Severe mental illness, Psychiatry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7358OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-7358DiVA: diva2:198112