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  1. Psychiatric patients'views on the concept of self-determination : findings from a descriptive study.

    Article - En anglais

    Using content analysis of unstructured interviews, this study examined the views of 72 long-term psychiatric patients on the concept of self-determination..

    The aim was to shed further light on the meaning of the concept for the purpose of developing a better tool for evaluation..

    One-third of the patients were familiar with the concept, another third had never heard of self-determination..

    The majority (52 patients) presented their views and definitions regardless of whether they had heard of the concept before..

    Content analysis revealed two central aspects in the definitions : an intrapersonal aspect, with self-determination defined in relation to the patients themselves or to their own activities ; and an interpersonal aspect, with the focus on the patients'relationship with other persons..

    In spite of its limitations, the study certainly adds to our understanding of the concept of self-determination..

    It demonstrates that psychiatric patients are capable of offering valuable insights into key concepts of nursing, even if they are abstract..

    The results open new avenues for strengthening the self-determination of psychiatric patients.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Prise décision, Malade, Autonomie, Evaluation, Homme, Entretien

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Decision making, Patient, Autonomy, Evaluation, Human, Interview

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0113988

    Code Inist : 002B18A. Création : 22/06/1998.