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Table 1 Themes and subthemes constructed in the analysis with focus on patients’ feelings of safety and unsafety at the ward

From: Feeling safe or unsafe in psychiatric inpatient care, a hospital-based qualitative interview study with inpatients in Sweden

Theme Subtheme
Predictable and supportive services are necessary for feeling safe An unpredictable treatment process
A need for structure and routines
A desire for a friendly ward climate
Communication and taking responsibility enhance safety A desire for communicative staff members
Asking and waiting
Taking responsibility
Powerlessness and unpleasant encounters undermine safety Keeping away
Powerlessness in relation to staff
Unpleasant or violent co-patients