Patient participation: causing moral stress in psychiatric nursing?
This was one of the reasons why nurses in a subacute psychiatric hospital took the initiative for this study. They wanted help to study how to accommodate for patient participation among their patients as they saw this as an ever‐present ethical challenge. The original research question was as follows: How do psychiatric healthcare workers understand the concept of patient participation in their clinical practice? Focus group interviews were organised to discuss this conundrum, and the feeling of moral stress shone through these discussions even if never specifically mentioned.