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