A Community-Based Participatory Research Study of “The Living Room:" An Alternative to Hospital Emergency Departments for Persons in Emotional Distress

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303961
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Community-Based Participatory Research Study of “The Living Room:" An Alternative to Hospital Emergency Departments for Persons in Emotional Distress
Author(s):
Shattell, Mona; Beavers, Josephine; Prasek, Lauren; Harris, Barbara; Emery, Courtney L.; Heyland, Michelle; Tomlinson, Stella Karen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Sigma
Author Details:
Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, mona.shattell@gmail.com; Josephine Beavers, MS; Lauren Prasek, MS; Barbara Harris, PhD, RN; Courtney L. Emery, MA, LCPC; Michelle Heyland, BSN, RN-BC; Stella Karen Tomlinson, MS;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: Persons with severe mental illness experience episodic crises, which result in frequent visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs). EDs, however, are not always the most effective environments for psychiatric patients who might better be served elsewhere and who might best be cared for from a recovery-oriented framework. The Recovery Model arises from acknowledging the limitations of the medical model and suggests alternative treatments that are not disease-centered, but person-centered. Recovery-oriented alternative crisis intervention programs exist in the US but little research could be found. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study is to describe the lived experience of a community, recovery-oriented crisis intervention program in the Chicagoland area of the US – The Living Room – from the perspective of guests who are in crisis, professional clinical staff members who counsel guests, and trained peer counselors who serve as guest mentors. A collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-academic research team is conducting the study.

Methods: Community-based participatory research methods and an existential phenomenological theoretical/philosophical approach were used for this study. Nondirective, in-depth interviews were conducted with participants who were guests, psychiatric/mental health nurses and counselors, and peer counselors who were asked to describe what stands out to them about The Living Room.  Our total sample is comprised of 19 persons. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and then systematically analyzed using descriptive phenomenological methods of analysis by an interdisciplinary and community-based participatory research team. The findings will be presented as a thematic structure of the experience of The Living Room -- a recovery-oriented alternative crisis intervention treatment environment.

Results: Study in progress.

Conclusion: Findings may raise awareness of ways that recovery-oriented alternative programs assists individuals in crisis, which will contribute to the literature about these programs and may provide information for other alternatives to hospital emergency department visits for persons experiencing emotional distress.

Keywords:
recovery model; psychiatric/mental health nursing; crisis intervention
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Community-Based Participatory Research Study of “The Living Room:" An Alternative to Hospital Emergency Departments for Persons in Emotional Distressen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShattell, Monaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeavers, Josephineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrasek, Laurenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Barbaraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEmery, Courtney L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHeyland, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Stella Karenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMona Shattell, PhD, RN, mona.shattell@gmail.com; Josephine Beavers, MS; Lauren Prasek, MS; Barbara Harris, PhD, RN; Courtney L. Emery, MA, LCPC; Michelle Heyland, BSN, RN-BC; Stella Karen Tomlinson, MS;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303961-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Persons with severe mental illness experience episodic crises, which result in frequent visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs). EDs, however, are not always the most effective environments for psychiatric patients who might better be served elsewhere and who might best be cared for from a recovery-oriented framework. The Recovery Model arises from acknowledging the limitations of the medical model and suggests alternative treatments that are not disease-centered, but person-centered. Recovery-oriented alternative crisis intervention programs exist in the US but little research could be found. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study is to describe the lived experience of a community, recovery-oriented crisis intervention program in the Chicagoland area of the US – The Living Room – from the perspective of guests who are in crisis, professional clinical staff members who counsel guests, and trained peer counselors who serve as guest mentors. A collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-academic research team is conducting the study. <p><b>Methods: </b> Community-based participatory research methods and an existential phenomenological theoretical/philosophical approach were used for this study. Nondirective, in-depth interviews were conducted with participants who were guests, psychiatric/mental health nurses and counselors, and peer counselors who were asked to describe what stands out to them about The Living Room.  Our total sample is comprised of 19 persons. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and then systematically analyzed using descriptive phenomenological methods of analysis by an interdisciplinary and community-based participatory research team. The findings will be presented as a thematic structure of the experience of The Living Room -- a recovery-oriented alternative crisis intervention treatment environment. <p><b>Results: </b> Study in progress. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Findings may raise awareness of ways that recovery-oriented alternative programs assists individuals in crisis, which will contribute to the literature about these programs and may provide information for other alternatives to hospital emergency department visits for persons experiencing emotional distress.en_GB
dc.subjectrecovery modelen_GB
dc.subjectpsychiatric/mental health nursingen_GB
dc.subjectcrisis interventionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:40Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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