Get access

Evidence Base and Components of Brief Admission as an Intervention for Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Review of the Literature

Authors

  • Marjolein Helleman RN, MScN,

    nurse, Corresponding author
    1. Dimence Mental Health Care Centre, Deventer, The Netherlands
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Peter J.J. Goossens RN, APRN, PhD, FEANS,

    Professor, Nurse Practitioner/Senior Researcher
    1. Mental Health Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
    2. Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ Healthcare), Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    3. SCBS Dimence, Deventer, The Netherlands
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Ad Kaasenbrood MD, PhD,

    Director Expertise, Psychiatrist/Senior Researcher Team for Assertive Outreachment
    1. Center Personality Disorders Utrecht, The Netherlands
    2. Pro Persona, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Theo van Achterberg RN, PhD, FEANS

    Professor
    1. Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ Healthcare), Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Search for more papers by this author

  • Conflict of Interest Statement
  • The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Findings

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.

Ancillary