PURPOSE: Some patients in psychiatric treatment are considered extremely difficult to treat because of the disruptive nature of their relationships with treatment staff. In this paper, we describe and evaluate a specialist inpatient treatment program for these patients.
DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were collected from medical records and daily reports of patients (n = 108). Pretest–posttest measurements were used to evaluate the treatment.
FINDINGS: The main treatment method consists of the provision of safety, structure, and cooperation. Treatment results show statistically significant changes from admittance to discharge.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The collaborative and consistent manner in which nurses approach the patients is crucial for quality of care.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Perspectives in psychiatric care|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2014|