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      Nurses' Perceptions on How Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Care Can Be Developed and Implemented


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          This study explored how nurses working in inpatient mental health units perceived the development and implementation of a recovery-oriented mental healthcare programme (ROMHCP).


          The recovery-oriented mental healthcare approach (ROMHCA) in mental health is regarded as the future of mental health services and has been implemented in different countries worldwide. However, regarding developing and implementing the recovery approach, Africa appears to have been left behind by the rest of the continents.


          The study used a qualitative approach to describe how a recovery-oriented mental healthcare approach could be developed.


          Thirty nurses who worked in Botswana's four inpatient mental health facilities consented and voluntarily participated in the study. Data were collected from February to mid-March 2022 through online focus group discussions and analysed using thematic analysis. The COREQ checklist was used to report the findings.


          Two main themes emerged as follows: (i) developing and implementing a recovery-oriented mental healthcare programme is possible and (ii) certain elements are required to develop and implement ROMHCP.


          The participants believed that people diagnosed with mental illness could recover from the illness and suggested how it could be achieved. They also contended that the programme's success would lie mainly with multisectoral support from policymakers, facilities, hospital personnel, patients, and the community. Clinical Relevance. ROMHCP has the potential to benefit people with mental illness in the country. In addition, it would allow nurses to improve their knowledge and skills in managing mental illnesses. Patient or Public Contribution. The patients and the general public did not contribute to the study's concept, design, and outcomes. However, the nurses working in mental health facilities volunteered to participate in the study.

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          Qualitative research explores complex phenomena encountered by clinicians, health care providers, policy makers and consumers. Although partial checklists are available, no consolidated reporting framework exists for any type of qualitative design. To develop a checklist for explicit and comprehensive reporting of qualitative studies (in depth interviews and focus groups). We performed a comprehensive search in Cochrane and Campbell Protocols, Medline, CINAHL, systematic reviews of qualitative studies, author or reviewer guidelines of major medical journals and reference lists of relevant publications for existing checklists used to assess qualitative studies. Seventy-six items from 22 checklists were compiled into a comprehensive list. All items were grouped into three domains: (i) research team and reflexivity, (ii) study design and (iii) data analysis and reporting. Duplicate items and those that were ambiguous, too broadly defined and impractical to assess were removed. Items most frequently included in the checklists related to sampling method, setting for data collection, method of data collection, respondent validation of findings, method of recording data, description of the derivation of themes and inclusion of supporting quotations. We grouped all items into three domains: (i) research team and reflexivity, (ii) study design and (iii) data analysis and reporting. The criteria included in COREQ, a 32-item checklist, can help researchers to report important aspects of the research team, study methods, context of the study, findings, analysis and interpretations.
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                Nurs Res Pract
                Nurs Res Pract
                Nursing Research and Practice
                23 August 2023
                : 2023
                : 4504420
                1University of Botswana, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Science, Gaborone, Botswana
                2North-West University Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Science, Mafikeng, South Africa
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                Academic Editor: Claire Newman

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                Copyright © 2023 Kebope Mongie Kealeboga et al.

                This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                : 16 February 2023
                : 5 August 2023
                : 19 August 2023
                Funded by: SANLiC Gold
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