Show yourself, a short film to show professionals at an admission ward your ‘euthymic being’ during an admission for mania

P. J. J. Goossens, T. H. Daggenvoorde, H. G. Groot Lipman, S. Verhaeghe, A. W. M. M. Stevens

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Background: The progress and recovery of a patient with mania during hospitalization is differently seen by professionals working at an admission ward and by relatives of the patient. Professionals often indicate that the situation of the patient is improving while relatives estimate the improvement to be minimal in relation to the recovery of the patient. Objective(s): To develop an intervention to give professionals at an admission ward an impression of the patient in a euthymic mood state to provide professionals with information to plan and conduct individualized patient centred care. Methods: Professionals, patients, and relatives were individually interviewed about the preferable content and use of a film in which patients’ shows their ‘euthymic being’. Content analysis was performed. Results: An outline for the content and use of the film was developed. Conclusions: The intervention holds promise for clinical practice, but further development and testing is necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalInternational Journal of Bipolar Disorders
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

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