ID 110810
Author
Tanioka, Tetsuya Department of Community and Psychiatric Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Mano, Motoshiro Department of Social Welfare Science, Fukui Prefectural University
Takasaka, Yoichiro Division of Psychiatry, Hosogi Unity Hospital
Tada, Toshiko Department of Community and Psychiatric Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kawanishi, Chiemi Department of Fundamental Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
Normalization principle
deinstitutionalization
psychiatric mental health nursing
rehabilitation
caring
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
This research investigates the current care of hospitalized, chronically mentally ill persons to determine to what extent current hospitalization supports Nirje’ s principles of normalization. We propose that care-providers try to incorporate rehabilitation programs that help the patients acquire the pattern and rhythm of living necessary for them to live in the community in their daily hospital life rather than to fit the patients into hospital rules or schedule. Therefore, care-providers must look back on their own views of the humanity, disabled people, and support and may have to change them if necessary. It is important that care-providers do not give up having psychiatric patients not give up restoration of normal social living. To develop such individual attempts into rewarding activities, it is necessary to set goals in the hospital and to let an interdisciplinary team work to achieve them. Moreover, the situation is expected to change if efficient care management is implemented to support psychiatric patients in the community. High-quality care to realize independent living of patients in the community including collection and distribution of information, management of symptoms, assistance for self-care, and psychological education is provided at hospitals that maintain the idea of, and strong belief in, providing high-quality care for returning patients to the community. The findings of this study will provide insights into how to design better hospitalization and/or community care for the mentally ill. 
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
53
Issue
3-4
Start Page
209
End Page
217
Sort Key
209
Published Date
2006-08
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
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departments
Medical Sciences