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Table 1 Key themes and their sub-themes

From: The experiences of detained mental health service users: issues of dignity in care

Principle Theme: Dignity and Respect
Key themes Sub-themes
‘Heard’ by staff members Powerlessness and lack of autonomy
  Self-worth
  Staff/service user relationships and staff attitudes
  Stigmatisation
Involvement in decision-making regarding their care Future prospects
  Powerlessness and lack of autonomy
  Self-worth
Information about their treatment plans (particularly medication) Powerlessness and lack of autonomy
  Self-worth
  Staff/service user communication and staff attitudes
Access to more talking therapies and therapeutic engagement Restraint and feelings of helplessness
  Seclusion/timeout
Physical setting/environment and Daily activities (to alleviate boredom) Physical surroundings
  Feelings of imprisonment