Collaborative Care for Patients with severe Personality Disorders: Analyzing the execution process in a Pilot Study (Part II)

B. Stringer, B.K.G. van Meijel, P. Karman, B. Koekkoek, A.J.F.M. Kerkhof, A.T.F. Beekman

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PURPOSE: To examine the factors that influence the effective execution of a collaborative care program (CCP) for patients with severe personality disorders. DESIGN AND METHODS: A multiple case study using qualitative research methods. FINDINGS: Three factors were identified as influencing the execution process: (a) the context in which the CCP was executed, (b) the patient population, and (c) the individual application of the CCP by nurses. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The prominent position of mental health nurses in complex intervention programs such as CCPs poses new challenges for them in making these programswork.A CCP could be a useful intervention for patientswith severe personality disorders because it offers the necessary structure in treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in psychiatric care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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