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Foreign-born and Swedish-born families' perceptions of psychosis care.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature90548
Source
Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2009 Feb;18(1):62-71
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2009
Author
Hultsjö Sally
Berterö Carina
Hjelm Katarina
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry, Ryhov County Hospital, Jönköping, Sweden. sallyhultsjo@hotmail.com
Source
Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2009 Feb;18(1):62-71
Date
Feb-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Communication Barriers
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Cultural Competency
Emigrants and Immigrants - psychology
Europe - ethnology
Family - ethnology - psychology
Female
Health Services Accessibility - organization & administration
Health services needs and demand
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Middle East - ethnology
Nursing Methodology Research
Prejudice
Professional-Family Relations
Psychotic Disorders - ethnology - psychology - therapy
Questionnaires
Residence Characteristics
Sweden
Vietnam - ethnology
Abstract
The aim of the study was to describe how foreign-born and Swedish born families living in Sweden perceive psychosis care. Eleven foreign-born and 15 Swedish-born family members were interviewed and the data were analyzed using a phenomenographic approach. The findings showed three main descriptive categories: taking responsibility, access to care, and attitudes to psychosis. The degree of responsibility in the family decreased if there was easy access to care and support from health-care staff. Knowledge of psychosis was considered to be important in order to counteract prejudiced attitudes in the family and the community. Foreign-born families did not want to be treated differently from Swedes and stressed the importance of finding ways to communicate despite communication barriers. Foreign-born families also were affected by their experiences of psychiatric care and different beliefs about psychosis in their home country. The results indicate how important it is that health-care staff members treat families on equal terms. It is necessary to take the time to identify how to communicate in a good manner and to identify families' previous experiences of and beliefs about psychosis care in order to help families face prejudice in society and to see beyond the psychosis.
PubMed ID
19125788 View in PubMed
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