An Integrative Review of What Contributes to Personal Recovery in Psychiatric Disabilities.

An integrative review of what contributes to personal recovery in psychiatric disabilities.

Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2013 Mar; 34(3): 185-91
Salzmann-Erikson M

The aim of this integrated literature review is to identify what people with psychiatric disabilities experience as contributing to their personal recovery. The study design is based on Whittemore and Knafl’s integrative review and includes 14 qualitative peer-reviewed articles. The analysis reveals three main themes: recovery as an inner process; recovery as a contribution from others; and recovery as participating in social and meaningful activities. If mental health nurses adhere to the personal recovery perspective, nursing practice will focus on the patients’ needs, conveying hope and supporting the patient in the recovery process. HubMed – addiction


[At the crossover of adolescent and alcohol].

Rev Med Suisse. 2013 Feb 20; 9(374): 406-9
Caflisch M, Uldry V

These last ten years, we observed an increased number of alcohol abuse among young adolescents in Swiss Hospitals. The Pediatric Department of Geneva has established a brief intervention program for adolescents brought to the emergency unit for acute alcohol intoxication (one night at the emergency unit followed by an ambulatory consultation within ten days). In these consultations, we evaluate their psychosocial situation and risk behaviors. If necessary these adolescents are referred to psychiatric or addiction units for special care. Adolescents were informed about the risks of alcohol abuse (secondary prevention) and the parents were counseled in their educational function. This program seems to answer to a real need since 88% of adolescents came to the followup evaluation. The parents also felt reassured by this interventional program. HubMed – addiction