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Achieving Equilibrium within a Culture of Stability?Cultural Knowing in Nursing Care on Psychiatric Intensive Care Units.
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PMID:  21355761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article presents intensive psychiatric nurses' work and nursing care. The aim of the study was to describe expressions of cultural knowing in nursing care in psychiatric intensive care units (PICU). Spradley's ethnographic methodology was applied. Six themes emerged as frames for nursing care in psychiatric intensive care: providing surveillance, soothing, being present, trading information, maintaining security and reducing. These themes are used to strike a balance between turbulence and stability and to achieve equilibrium. As the nursing care intervenes when turbulence emerges, the PICU becomes a sanctuary that offers tranquility, peace and rest.
Martin Salzmann-Erikson; Kim L Tz N; Ann-Britt Ivarsson; Henrik Eriksson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1096-4673     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-65     Citation Subset:  N    
Dalarna University School of Health and Sciences, Falun, Sweden; ?rebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, ?rebro, Sweden; Oslo University Hospital, Ullev?l, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Department of Acute Psychiatry.
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