[Negotiating the Space Between Openness and Rejection - Mental Health Nurses' Attitudes Towards Risk Behaviour of their Patients - A Qualitative Study].

Burr, Christian; Richter, Dirk (2017). [Negotiating the Space Between Openness and Rejection - Mental Health Nurses' Attitudes Towards Risk Behaviour of their Patients - A Qualitative Study]. Psychiatrische Praxis, 44(6), pp. 348-355. Thieme 10.1055/s-0042-113093

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Objective Personal recovery as a key concept in mental health requests that people with severe mental illness need support in taking positive risks, especially from mental health nurses as key players in this context. In German-speaking countries, studies regarding positive risk-taking seem scarce. Attitude as a concept of social psychology seems to be important to this topic, because it strongly influences the human behavior. Therefore, this study examines the attitudes of mental health nurses in outpatient settings towards their patients taking positive risks and their perception of the institutional position regarding this issue. Methods Four focus group interviews were conducted and analyzed using a descriptive content-analysis approach. Results Three main categories were identified: the concept of risk, the nurses' ambivalence and the institutions' ambivalence. Nurses seem to generally connote risk negatively. Their attitudes towards positive risks can be described as ambivalent, oscillating between openness and aversion and their institutions perceive it similarly. Conclusion Results from other studies can be confirmed. Nurses expect clear position from their institution regarding positive risk-taking and increased support. Guidelines are missing in practice.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > Department of Nursing and Education

UniBE Contributor:

Burr Furrer, Christian Markus and Richter, Dirk

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0303-4259

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

German

Submitter:

Dirk Richter

Date Deposited:

13 Apr 2021 10:00

Last Modified:

13 Apr 2021 10:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0042-113093

PubMed ID:

27618170

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152908

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152908

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