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Le tiers face aux soins psychiatriques sans consentement : analyse de l’expérience vécue

Abstract : INTRODUCTION : Families play a key part in supporting psychiatric patients, as they can ask for involuntary hospital admission of their relatives when their state is deteriorating. The aim of this study is to analyze family caregivers' experience after requesting for involuntary psychiatric hospital admission of their relatives, and to collect their expectations, fears, and motivations. METHODOLOGY : 16 interviews of family caregivers where conducted and analyzed using a qualitative method. Ethical guidelines were fulfilled. Interviewees were recruited among the relatives of patients admitted to 2 French psychiatric hospitals, and among the members of a French union of psychiatric patient relatives. Data thematic analysis was performed using the NVIVO12 software. RESULTS : The experience of the 16 interviewees was heterogeneous. Some experienced positive feelings following hospitalization of their relatives, including relief, satisfaction, trust, and hope. Others experienced negative feelings, including sadness, guilt, and fear of difficulties. The family caregivers also expressed their motivations, expectations, and fears at the time of signing the involuntary admission request. Factors affecting family caregivers' experience were variable from one subject to another, and possible improvements in support were discussed during the interviews. CONCLUSION : Family caregivers' experience is heterogeneous. A better support during hospitalization could improve their experience. Support before and after hospitalization is left to future studies.
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Léa Lavarenne, Léonor Favre. Le tiers face aux soins psychiatriques sans consentement : analyse de l’expérience vécue. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02612508⟩



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