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Recovery-oriented practice in psychiatric care I 7.5 credits

Återhämtningsinriktat arbetssätt i psykiatrisk vård I
First cycle, O0102H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • describe and reflect on the experience of living with mental illness
  • explain and discuss the importance of the family relationships for recovery with serious mental health problems
  • identify the needs of the individual and resources of persons with mental illness
  • give suggestions and discuss and present reasons for measures and approaches that can promote recovery
  • relate relationships, needs and actions with the aim of promoting recovery in the care of individuals with mental illness

  • “From the inside” perspective on mental health
  • Personal recovery in serious mental health problems
  • Nursing as a process
  • Recovery-oriented care
  • Legislation and rights of importance for psychiatric care


Teaching and learning take place by means of self-directed independent studies, lectures, study assignments and seminars.
The course is web-based, without physical meetings.


A written hand-in paper assignment with a seminar
To receive a passing grade in the course, all parts of the course must be successfully completed and approved.

Sebastian Gabrielsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Andersson, G. Bülow, P., Denhov, A., & Topor, A. (2016). Från patient till person: om allvarliga psykiska problem - vardag, vård och stöd. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Gabrielsson, S. & Ejneborn Looi, G. (2018). Bemötande i psykiatrin: möten som främjar återhämtning. (1. uppl.). Stockholm: Gothia fortbildning.
Ejneborn Looi, G. (2015). Omvårdnad som reflekterande praktik: att se och använda alternativ till tvång i psykiatrisk vård. Doktorsavhandling, Luleå tekniska universitet. Luleå.
Mellgren, Z., Mellgren, Z. & Lundin, L. (2012). Psykiska funktionshinder: stöd och hjälp vid kognitiva funktionsnedsättningar. (2. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Sjökvist, I. (red.) (2018). Vändpunkter: berättelser om att leva med psykisk ohälsa. Johanneshov: (H)järnkoll.

Valbar litteratur tillkommer.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Seminar IU G#2.00MandatoryS20
0002Seminar IIU G#2.00MandatoryS20
0003Written assignment and seminarU G VG3.50MandatoryS20