Mental health inpatient experiences of adults with intellectual disability

Taua, Chris and Neville, Christine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4618-5496 and Scott, Theresa (2015) Mental health inpatient experiences of adults with intellectual disability. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 (6). pp. 507-518. ISSN 1445-8330


Abstract

This paper presents findings from a study exploring the mental health inpatient care of people with a dual disability of intellectual disability and mental health issues from the perspective of those people with the dual disability. A mixture of semi-structured interviews and focus group interviews were carried out with nine participants who had been admitted to an inpatient unit for mental health care exploring their experience of care. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using open coding and Leximancer (an online data mining tool) analysis to identify dominant themes in the discourse. Analysis revealed themes around 'Therapeutic and Meaningful Activity', 'Emotion Focussed Care', and 'Feeling Safe?' Participants were able to identify the aspects of inpatient care that worked for them in terms of coping with time in hospital. This research suggests that there are several factors that should be considered in providing effective mental health inpatient care for people with dual disability. A number of strategies and recommendations for responding to their needs are identified and discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 01:44
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 04:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: appreciative inquiry, inpatient, intellectual disability, Leximancer, mental health, mental illness
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420504 Mental health nursing
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12148
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35522

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