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Evidence Base and Components of Brief Admission as an Intervention for Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Review of the Literature
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 65–75, January 2014
How to Cite
Helleman, M., Goossens, P. J.J., Kaasenbrood, A. and van Achterberg, T. (2014), Evidence Base and Components of Brief Admission as an Intervention for Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Review of the Literature. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50: 65–75. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12023
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 15 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 9 AUG 2012
- Dimence Institute of Mental Health
- Borderline personality disorder;
- Brief Admission;
- literature review
To review the available evidence-based literature on the components of brief inpatient psychiatric hospital admission as an intervention for patients with borderline personality disorder.
Design and Method
Systematic literature search, narrative literature review. Content analysis.
Five key components of brief admission as an intervention were identified: discussion of goals; organization of Brief Admission; clear admission procedure; specification of any other interventions during Brief Admission; and stipulation of conditions for premature (i.e., forced) discharge.
Research and Practice Implications
Brief Admission can be effectively used to prevent self-harm and suicide in patients with borderline personality disorder. During the Brief Admission, psychiatric nurses can support these patients achieving an active coping in dealing with their symptoms.