"I Want to Go Home, but I Need to Stay": The Transition to become Ready for Discharge from Acute Psychiatric Wards, as Narrated by Persons Who Experienced Acute Psychotic Illness

Discharge planning for persons with psychotic illness who are admitted to acute psychiatric wards is critical for decreasing the well-known risk of new phases of psychosis and early readmissions after discharge from the ward. There is limited knowledge about admitted persons’ experience of their readiness for discharge from acute psychiatric wards. This study aims to describe and understand how persons with psychotic illness experience to become ready for discharge during their stay on an acute psychiatric ward.

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The Northern Norway Regional Health Authority