Using 38 focussed accounts the author reports on the hospitalization experiences of patients 18 to 38 years old in the psychiatric ward.
The sample comes from the psychiatric wards of two general hospitals in the Montreal area (Canada).
The data were analyzed using a qualitative method.
Empirical categories were inferred from the respondents'discourse based on the broad themes which make up the psychiatric experience :
hospital environment and rules ;
daily life ;
relations with the staff and leaving the hospital.
The results shed light on the suffering, dissatisfaction and ambivalent feelings surrounding the patients'hospital experience.
Based on the experience of psychiatric patients, the author identified five processes at work during psychiatric hospitalization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Hospitalisation, Hôpital général, Service hospitalier, Psychiatrie, Attitude, Perception sociale, Utilisateur, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Hospitalization, General hospital, Hospital ward, Psychiatry, Attitude, Social perception, User, Canada, North America, America, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0140471
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 21/07/1998.