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Stability in Intensive Psychiatry: A Concept Analysis
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 122–131, April 2014
How to Cite
Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2014), Stability in Intensive Psychiatry: A Concept Analysis. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50: 122–131. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12030
The author reports no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 19 APR 2013
- Concept analysis;
- intensive psychiatry;
- mental health nurses;
- nursing research;
- psychiatric nurses
The aim of this concept analysis is to describe, explore, and explain stability in the context of mental health nursing in intensive psychiatry.
Design and Methods
A modified version of Wilson's method of concept analysis was used.
Stability is the ability to be resistant to changes. Stability can take different directions after a distortion: re-gaining, neo-gaining, and apo-gaining. Stability may also be achieved through active (adding or using power, making adjustments, parrying, and idling) and passive systems (environmental conditions and constituent materials).
This article contributes by providing knowledge and insight for nurses on the roles they play in intensive psychiatry as stabilizers.