The Recovery Process in Major Depression - an Analysis Employing Meleis´Transition Framework for Deeper Understanding as a Foundation for Nursing Interventions.

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Ingela Skärsäter, Ania Willman
Title: The Recovery Process in Major Depression - an Analysis Employing Meleis´Transition Framework for Deeper Understanding as a Foundation for Nursing Interventions.
Translated title: Tillfrisknandeprocessen efter depression - en analys med hjälp av Meleis transitionbegrepp för fördjupad förståelse som grund för förslag till sjuksköterskeåtgärder
Journal: Advances in Nursing Science
Year: 2006
Volume: 29
Issue: 3
Pagination: 245-259
ISSN: 0161-9268
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISI number: 000240066600007
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Health Science (Sektionen för hälsa)
School of Health Science S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/hal/
Authors e-mail: ania.willman@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The number of persons with mental illness is increasing globally; despite this fact, nursing research on research-based interventions to prevent or minimize illness and increase quality of life is sparse. The purpose of this secondary analysis of men and women recovering from major depression (N=25) was to gain a deeper understanding of the concept of transition in the recovery process associated with major depression as well as to develop and suggest nursing interventions that support the recovery process. The transition framework was useful, as it was describing the transition process as fluid, going back and forth, which was confirmed by the respondents´statements. Transition planning is a feasible way of supporting both the recovery process and health promotion, thus laying the foundation for a good quality of life.
Summary in Swedish: En reanalys av data insamlade genom intervjuer med personer som tillfrisknat efter depressionen. I analysen används Afaf Meleis begrepp transition för att öka förståelsen för tillfrisknandeprocessen samt för att kunna föreslå relevanta sjuksköterskeåtgärder. Nyckelord: depression, tillfrisknande, transition
Subject: Nursing & Caring Sciences\General
Keywords: depressive disorders, nursing interventions, psychiatric mental health nursing, recovery, transition
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