Nurses' Perceptions of Nursing Interventions Supporting Quality of Life in Acute Psychiatric Wards
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2010
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 47, Issue 4, pages 167–175, October 2011
How to Cite
Pitkänen, A., Hätönen, H., Kollanen, M., Kuosmanen, L. and Välimäki, M. (2011), Nurses' Perceptions of Nursing Interventions Supporting Quality of Life in Acute Psychiatric Wards. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 47: 167–175. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00284.x
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2010
- First Received February 26, 2010; Final Revision received August 3, 2010; Accepted for publication August 4, 2010.
- Content analysis;
- nursing intervention;
- psychiatric care;
- quality of life
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine nurses' (N= 29) perceptions of nursing interventions in supporting patients' quality of life (QoL) in acute psychiatric inpatient settings.
DESIGN AND METHOD: An explorative descriptive study design was applied. The data were generated through seven focus group interviews and analyzed with qualitative content analysis.
FINDINGS: Five main categories of nursing interventions to support patients' QoL were identified. Interventions were related to care planning, empowering interventions, social interventions, activating interventions, and security interventions.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Emphasis should be placed on nurses' opportunities to improve patients' QoL according to patients' individual needs.