Nurses with mental illness: Their workplace experiences
作者: Terry JoyceMichael HazeltonMargaret McMillan
作者单位: 1Discipline of General Practice, and
2 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
刊名: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2007, Vol.16 (6), pp.373-380
来源数据库: Wiley Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00492.x
关键词: discourse analysisethnographymental illnessnursepsychiatric
原始语种摘要: ABSTRACT: This qualitative study explored the workplace experiences of nurses who have a mental illness. The ultimate goal of the study was to gain insights that would lead to the development of more supportive environments for these nurses. Interviews were conducted with 29 nurses in New South Wales, Australia. The interview transcripts were subjected to discourse analysis. One significant finding was the theme ‘Crossing the boundary – from nurse to patient’. This encompassed three sub‐themes: ‘Developing a mental illness’, ‘Hospital admission’, and ‘Being managed’. For most of the participants, being a nurse with a mental illness was largely a negative experience. Often, nurses without a mental illness actively sought to reform the participants' behaviour to enforce what was seen as...
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