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Factors involved in recovery from schizophrenia: a qualitative study of Thai mental health nurses

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Abstract


  • Recovery-oriented services increasingly are being called for around the world. These services do not just

    consider recovery from mental illness as symptom remission, but as individuals’ ability to redefine their self

    and to “live well”, even with enduring symptoms. However, little is known about the views of Thai nurses

    regarding the conceptualization of recovery. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study that

    explored the perspectives of 24 Thai nurses regarding schizophrenia and recovery. Semistructured interviews

    were conducted with nurses who were providing care for persons who were living with schizophrenia in both

    hospital and community settings.A thematic analysis identified the personal and environmental factors that

    were related to recovery. Illness acceptance, hope, and adherence to treatment were viewed as the facilitators

    of recovery, while a low level of self-responsibility and illness-related factors were barriers. Environmental

    factors, such as the presence of a supportive environment and accessibility to mental health services, were

    described as facilitators, while stigma towards mental health illness and fragmented health services were

    barriers. The implications of these results in promoting recovery-oriented mental health services in Thailand

    are discussed.

UOW Authors


  •   Kaewprom, Chettha (external author)
  •   Curtis, Janette (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Kaewprom, C., Curtis, J. & Deane, F. P. (2011). Factors involved in recovery from schizophrenia: a qualitative study of Thai mental health nurses. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13 (3), 323-327.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80052270228

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2163&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1114

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 323

End Page


  • 327

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Recovery-oriented services increasingly are being called for around the world. These services do not just

    consider recovery from mental illness as symptom remission, but as individuals’ ability to redefine their self

    and to “live well”, even with enduring symptoms. However, little is known about the views of Thai nurses

    regarding the conceptualization of recovery. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study that

    explored the perspectives of 24 Thai nurses regarding schizophrenia and recovery. Semistructured interviews

    were conducted with nurses who were providing care for persons who were living with schizophrenia in both

    hospital and community settings.A thematic analysis identified the personal and environmental factors that

    were related to recovery. Illness acceptance, hope, and adherence to treatment were viewed as the facilitators

    of recovery, while a low level of self-responsibility and illness-related factors were barriers. Environmental

    factors, such as the presence of a supportive environment and accessibility to mental health services, were

    described as facilitators, while stigma towards mental health illness and fragmented health services were

    barriers. The implications of these results in promoting recovery-oriented mental health services in Thailand

    are discussed.

UOW Authors


  •   Kaewprom, Chettha (external author)
  •   Curtis, Janette (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Kaewprom, C., Curtis, J. & Deane, F. P. (2011). Factors involved in recovery from schizophrenia: a qualitative study of Thai mental health nurses. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13 (3), 323-327.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80052270228

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2163&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1114

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 323

End Page


  • 327

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 3