The rehabilitation and nursing care of severely disabled psychiatric patients

Paul Armitage*

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The purpose of this paper is to describe an exploratory study of long-term care of mentally ill people in a hospital ward and the factors which may hinder or facilitate their rehabilitation and nursing care. The findings suggest that three aspects appear to be particularly relevant: the peer group support patients experience in long-term care, the level of nurse/patient interaction and the weak accountability of nurses for their patients on an individual basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-123
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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