Er det rom for livssynstemaer i dagens psykisk helsearbeid?
- Side: 165-177
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1903-2285-2017-03-02
- Publisert på Idunn: 2017-08-30
- Publisert: 2017-08-30
Background: Spirituality has traditionally been a taboo within mental health. We need to develop our understanding of how to meet these pertinent issues among people with mental problems.
Purpose: The purpose of this survey was to learn from mental health professionals’ experiences with spirituality during their encounters with patients.
Method: The study has an explorative, descriptive, qualitative design. Data were collected from two focus group interviews, which were thematically analysed.
Main results: Comprehensive understanding: Spirituality is not a legitimate theme within mental health care. Four meaning themes were found: Various concepts were used to describe spirituality; To meet the other where he is; The balance between private or professional; Knowledge and reflection create security and courage to address spiritual themes.
Conclusion: Spirituality is not often a theme in mental health care, and this can result in concealed practices. We call for stronger focus on such topics during education and professional training.Keywords: focus group interviews, mental health professionals, psychiatric treatment, spirituality, worldview