The experiences of people with borderline personality disorder admitted to acute psychiatric inpatient wards: a meta-synthesis
Stapleton, Anna; Wright, Nicola
Dr NICOLA WRIGHT email@example.com
Background: Acute psychiatric inpatient care is recommended for people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) to manage a crisis. Qualitative research exploring service user experience is valuable for the development of evidence-based treatment guidelines.
Aim: To conduct a meta-synthesis of qualitative research exploring the experiences of people with BPD on acute psychiatric inpatient wards.
Methods: Literatures searches of five electronic databases. Data were analysed using a three stage theme identification process.
Results: Eight primary studies and three first-hand accounts met the inclusion criteria. Four overarching themes were found to explain the data: contact with staff and fellow inpatients; staff attitudes and knowledge; admission as a refuge; and the admission and discharge journey.
Conclusions: Similar experiences of acute psychiatric inpatient care were reported by people with BPD across the studies. Opportunities to be listened to and to talk to staff and fellow inpatients, time-out from daily life and feelings of safety and control were perceived as positive elements of inpatient care. Negative experiences were attributed to: a lack of contact with staff, negative staff attitudes, staff’s lack of knowledge about BPD, coercive involuntary admission
and poor discharge planning.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jul 6, 2017|
|Journal||Journal of Mental Health|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Stapleton, A., & Wright, N. (2017). The experiences of people with borderline personality disorder admitted to acute psychiatric inpatient wards: a meta-synthesis. Journal of Mental Health, 1-15. doi:10.1080/09638237.2017.1340594|
|Additional Information||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Mental Health on 07.07.2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/09638237.2017.1340594|
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