Nijmegen Institute for Scientist-Practitioners in Addiction

Seclusion: the perspective of nurses.

TitelSeclusion: the perspective of nurses.
PublicatietypeJournal Article
Jaar van publicatie2009
AuteursVanDerNagel JEl, Tuts KP, Hoekstra T, Noorthoorn EO
UitgaveInt J Law Psychiatry
Publicatiedatum2009 Nov-Dec
TrefwoordenAdult, Aggression, Arousal, Attitude of Health Personnel, Dangerous Behavior, Emotions, Fear, Female, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Male, Mental Disorders, Middle Aged, Netherlands, Nurse's Role, Patient Isolation, Power (Psychology), Safety Management, Trust

Knowledge of how nurses experience the process of secluding a patient can be useful in improving the quality of patient care and in the prevention of work related stress in nurses. This study describes personal experiences of nurses throughout the seclusion process. The emotions which came to surface in semi-structured interviews with 8 nurses were categorized in three main themes (Tension, Trust and Power) and a stress response curve was identified in the seclusion process, with specific feelings in each phase. Feelings denied in former studies such as feeling superior, anger and disgust were found in the interviews in this study.

Alternatieve uitgaveInt J Law Psychiatry
PubMed ID19837459