Journal article

The unheard voice of the clinician: Perspectives on the key features of an adolescent inpatient model of care

Claire Hayes, Magenta Simmons, Victoria J Palmer, Bridget Hamilton, Christine Simons, Malcolm Hopwood

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing | WILEY | Published : 2019


PROBLEM: Little has been reported from clinicians about the operations, interventions, and outcomes of inpatient units and how these comprise models of care in such units. The aim of this study was to explore an inpatient model of care in operation at the study site by defining key features of the model from the perspectives of clinicians. METHODS: Semi-structured face to face interviews were conducted with ten clinicians working in a private inpatient unit in Melbourne, Australia. Interview data were analyzed using thematic analysis. FINDINGS: Analysis resulted in the identification of three thematic features relating to containment, engagement, and therapy. These included (a) an environmen..

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