The therapeutic aspects of acceptance.

  title={The therapeutic aspects of acceptance.},
  author={Julie Weissman and Claire Appleton},
  journal={Perspectives in psychiatric care},
  volume={31 1},
PROBLEM What does acceptance mean to hospitalized adolescents? METHODS Using a phenomenological research approach, the authors asked hospitalized adolescents (N = 6) on a psychiatric unit to describe how acceptance from psychiatric-mental health nurses was experienced by them. FINDINGS Three essential themes emerged: (a) the nurse who shows acceptance is seen as a friend, (b) acceptance generates a sense of well-being, and (c) acceptance produces feelings of comfort with the nurse… CONTINUE READING