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.