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ERIC Number: EJ984033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
Recovery-Promoting Care as Experienced by Persons with Severe Mental Illness and Substance Misuse
Cruce, Gunilla; Ojehagen, Agneta; Nordstrom, Monica
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v10 n5 p660-669 Oct 2012
This paper explores recovery-promoting care as experienced by persons with concomitant severe mental illness and substance misuse. Sixteen in-depth interviews, based on an interview guide concerning their experiences of health, life situation and care, were held with eight participants in an outpatient treatment programme. The analysis aimed to identify themes reflecting the diversity and complexity of the phenomenon "recovery-promoting care". Six themes emerged: "entirety", "participation and reciprocal relations", "stability", "symptom control", "mindfulness", and "dignity and autonomy". The participants reported that care conveying experiences of meaningfulness and providing empowerment increased their motivation and their capacity to take an active part in the recovery process. The findings of the study underscore the importance of incorporating the patients' perspectives on what promotes recovery when offering mental health services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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