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Dokumentering av fastspänningar : En kvalitativ studie om konsten att dokumentera en tvångsåtgärd inom den psykiatriska slutenvården

Henriquez, Manuel LU and Asterhag, Frida LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how documenting restraints is perceived by
practitioners within closed psychiatric care. We used semi-structured interviews to interview
five senior physicians working within inpatient care in Sweden. We asked them to describe
their experience of documenting this procedure. We also asked them what attitudes they have
towards the subject. A combination of the norm-model and organizational theory, more
specifically organizations as cultures, provided us with the theoretical tools to analyze the
doctors statements. The participants saw the end product of documenting, the documentation,
as important towards the patient's legal rights. But most saw documenting as a barrier that
took time away from... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how documenting restraints is perceived by
practitioners within closed psychiatric care. We used semi-structured interviews to interview
five senior physicians working within inpatient care in Sweden. We asked them to describe
their experience of documenting this procedure. We also asked them what attitudes they have
towards the subject. A combination of the norm-model and organizational theory, more
specifically organizations as cultures, provided us with the theoretical tools to analyze the
doctors statements. The participants saw the end product of documenting, the documentation,
as important towards the patient's legal rights. But most saw documenting as a barrier that
took time away from the patient's physical care. Doctors prioritized the patients needs rather
than documenting restraint procedures. Our conclusion is that the health care’s shared values
of patient care makes doctors prioritize work with care needs rather than documentation at
times when one must choose. Also policy makers should consider if the transparency
requirements that come along with documentation are too high if these affect the
professional's work to such an extent that they must decide between patient care and to meet
these standards. (Less)
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author
Henriquez, Manuel LU and Asterhag, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
lag, fastspänning, dokumentering, praxis, restraints, compulsory psychiatric care, documentation, law, practice
language
Swedish
id
7363545
date added to LUP
2015-06-17 09:18:39
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2015-06-18 14:04:28
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how documenting restraints is perceived by
practitioners within closed psychiatric care. We used semi-structured interviews to interview
five senior physicians working within inpatient care in Sweden. We asked them to describe
their experience of documenting this procedure. We also asked them what attitudes they have
towards the subject. A combination of the norm-model and organizational theory, more
specifically organizations as cultures, provided us with the theoretical tools to analyze the
doctors statements. The participants saw the end product of documenting, the documentation,
as important towards the patient's legal rights. But most saw documenting as a barrier that
took time away from the patient's physical care. Doctors prioritized the patients needs rather
than documenting restraint procedures. Our conclusion is that the health care’s shared values
of patient care makes doctors prioritize work with care needs rather than documentation at
times when one must choose. Also policy makers should consider if the transparency
requirements that come along with documentation are too high if these affect the
professional's work to such an extent that they must decide between patient care and to meet
these standards.},
  author       = {Henriquez, Manuel and Asterhag, Frida},
  keyword      = {lag,fastspänning,dokumentering,praxis,restraints,compulsory psychiatric care,documentation,law,practice},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Dokumentering av fastspänningar : En kvalitativ studie om konsten att dokumentera en tvångsåtgärd inom den psykiatriska slutenvården},
  year         = {2015},
}