Komplementær og alternativ behandling i socialpsykiatrien: Understøttes den personlige recovery?

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Psychiatric residential homes in Denmark offer Complementary Therapies (CT) like massage and ear-acupuncture as a rehabilitative intervention. This article explores employees and leaders experiences with CT and investigates the relevance of CT in recovery processes.
The study is qualitative. Data consist of individual interviews and focus groups in four strategically selected psychiatric residential homes. A stepwise content analysis with open coding and condensed meaning creates four themes. The CARe Methodology serves as theoretical framework for a deeper interpretative analysis.
It is a shared belief that CT acknowledge the residents’ physical and mental vulnerability. In rehabilitation, CT offers a holistic, collaborative approach and CT can be interpreted as both an internal, external and technological resource.
Original languageDanish
JournalKlinisk sygepleje
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)145-162
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • disease, health science and nursing

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