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Reconnecting the Person with Humanity: How Psychiatric Nurses Work with Suicidal People
Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
  • John R. Cutcliffe, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Chris Stevenson
  • Sue Jackson
  • Paul Smith
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract
A modified grounded-theory (qualitative) study was undertaken in an attempt to discover the psychosocial processes involved when psychiatric/mental health nurses provide care to suicidal people, and in so doing, to induce the first comprehensive theory of psychiatric nursing care of the suicidal person. The findings highlight that the key psychosocial process (or core variable of the theory) is "reconnecting the person with humanity" and that this has three stages: reflecting an image of humanity, guiding the individual back to humanity, and learning to live.
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To acquire a personal use copy of this work, contact John Cutcliffe at john.cutcliffe@wright.edu.
DOI
10.1027/0227-5910.28.4.207
Citation Information
John R. Cutcliffe, Chris Stevenson, Sue Jackson and Paul Smith. "Reconnecting the Person with Humanity: How Psychiatric Nurses Work with Suicidal People" Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Vol. 28 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 207 - 210 ISSN: 02275910
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_cutcliffe/137/