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QUESTION: What are the experiences of patients during inpatient psychiatric care after a suicide attempt?
Qualitative description using content analysis of interview data.
Specialised ward in the psychiatric clinic of the Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
18 Swedish speaking patients (age range 18-53 y, 67% men) who had recently attempted suicide.
The patients were interviewed as close to hospital discharge as possible. They were asked to describe their experiences of the care they received. Researchers used an interview guide to enquire about admission to hospital, feelings and reactions, and positive and negative experiences during the hospital stay. The interviews …