Psychiatric staff as attachment figures : Understanding management problems in psychiatric services in the light of attachment theory.
Background Attachment theory argues that psychological development and functioning are affected by our earliest attachments to care-givers.
Failed or pathological attachment in childhood may give rise to repetition of maladaptive attachment patterns in adulthood.
Method Analysis of therapeutic relationships in the light of attachment theory.
Results Relationships between patients and both psychiatric care-givers and institutions may resemble attachment relationships.
Conclusion An attachment perspective may be useful for understanding common behavioural disturbances in general psychiatric settings, and support the use of clinical strategies which focus on containment of arousal and the management of anxiety states.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Relation soignant soigné, Relation thérapeutique, Attachement affectif, Relation individu institution, Interaction sociale, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Health staff patient relation, Therapeutic relation, Affective attachment, Institution person relation, Social interaction, Mental health, Human
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Cote : 98-0100543
Code Inist : 002B18I12. Création : 22/06/1998.