The lived experience of a 24-hour support center for persons with psychiatric disabilities: making me feel almost like an ordinary person

Ann-Christin Janlöv, Irene Persson, Agneta Berg

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Sammanfattning

This study illuminates nine psychiatric disabled persons’ lived experience of a newly established community-based service center open around the clock. This new 24-hour support center (SC) was established in 2011 in a Swedish community to better match and facilitate the disabled persons’ needs. In order to illuminate the disabled person’s experiences individual interview was performed. A phenomenological-hermeneutical method inspired by Paul Ricoeur was used to interpret the texts. After a naive reading, a structural analysis revealed two themes: 1), becoming aware of myself as a person, and 2) having a lifeline and belongingness. The comprehensive understanding was interpreted as meaning “Making me feel almost like an ordinary person”, which incorporated the person’s past with their present together with a direction for the future and hope for a more fulfilling life.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Sidor (från-till)42-50
Antal sidor8
TidskriftOpen Journal of Nursing
Volym4
Utgåva1
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2014

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  • Omvårdnad (30305)
  • Psykiatri (30215)

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