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Which values are important for patients during involuntary treatment? A qualitative study with psychiatric inpatients

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dc.contributor.author Valenti, Emanuele spa
dc.contributor.author Giacco, Domenico spa
dc.contributor.author Katasakou, Christina spa
dc.contributor.author Priebe, Stefan spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:26:08Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:26:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014 spa
dc.identifier.citation Valenti, E., Giacco, D., Katasakou, C., & Priebe, S. (2014). Which values are important for patients during involuntary treatment?: a qualitative study with psychiatric inpatients. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40(12), 832-836. spa
dc.identifier.issn 03066800 spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/478
dc.description.abstract Involuntary hospital treatment is practised throughout the world. Providing appropriate treatment in this context is particularly challenging for mental health professionals, who frequently face ethical issues as they have to administer treatments in the absence of patient consent. We have explored the views of 59 psychiatric patients who had been involuntarily admitted to hospital treatment across England. Moral deliberation theory, developed in the field of clinical bioethics, was used to assess ethical issues. Interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim, and analysed through thematic content analysis. We have detected a number of circumstances in the hospital that were perceived as potentially conflictual by patients. We have established which patient values should be considered by staff when deliberating on ethically controversial issues in these circumstances. Patients regarded as important having freedom of choice and the feeling of being safe during their stay in the hospital. Patients also valued non-paternalistic and respectful behaviour from staff. Consideration of patient values in moral deliberation is important to manage ethical conflicts. Even in the ethically challenging context of involuntary treatment, there are possibilities to increase patient freedoms, enhance their sense of safety and convey respect. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Which values are important for patients during involuntary treatment? A qualitative study with psychiatric inpatients spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.511 JCR (2014) Q2, 5/18 Medical ethics spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/medethics-2011-100370 spa
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Psicología clínica spa
dc.subject.unesco Enfermedad mental spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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