Exploring compulsory admission experiences of adults with psychosis in the UK using Grounded Theory

Loft, Niki Oliver and Lavender, T. (2015) Exploring compulsory admission experiences of adults with psychosis in the UK using Grounded Theory. Journal of Mental Health. ISSN 0963-8237.

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Abstract

Background:
There is a paucity of research into the experience of compulsory admissions under the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983/2007, particularly for adults with psychosis, yet this diagnostic group reportedly account for the largest proportion of compulsory admissions.

Aims:
This UK-based study's objective was to explore the compulsory admission experiences (under the MHA 1983/2007) of service users with psychosis, and to identify key characteristics of these experiences.

Design:
The qualitative method "Grounded Theory" (Glaser & Strauss, 1967) was employed as it worked inductively from the data. Seventeen participants (eight service users with psychosis, nine psychiatrists) were interviewed.

Results:
Five higher-order categories and 47 categories were identified and are displayed in a model entitled "A disturbing journey to and from detention".

Conclusion:
This small-scale qualitative study achieved its objectives, exploring compulsory admission experiences (under the MHA 1983/2007) of service users with psychosis in England, and identified key characteristics of these experiences. Service and clinical implications are highlighted, with scope for further research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0698 Personality
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0076.5 Psychology research
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology > Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Prof Tony Lavender
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 16:06
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14323

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