Mental health inpatient experiences of adults with intellectual disability

Taua, Chris, Neville, Christine and Scott, Theresa (2015) Mental health inpatient experiences of adults with intellectual disability. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 6: 507-518. doi:10.1111/inm.12148

Author Taua, Chris
Neville, Christine
Scott, Theresa
Title Mental health inpatient experiences of adults with intellectual disability
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-0349
Publication date 2015-08-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/inm.12148
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 24
Issue 6
Start page 507
End page 518
Total pages 12
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2016
Language eng
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. Results and recommendations 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.
Keyword Appreciative inquiry
Intellectual disability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Early view of article. Published online 7 August, 2015.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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