Conflict of Interest Statement
Evaluation of an Intensive Treatment Program for Disrupted Patient–Staff Relationships in Psychiatry
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 139–146, April 2014
How to Cite
Kool, N., van Meijel, B., Koekkoek, B. and Kerkhof, A. (2014), Evaluation of an Intensive Treatment Program for Disrupted Patient–Staff Relationships in Psychiatry. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50: 139–146. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12034
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interests.
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 6 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 FEB 2013
- Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, the Hague, the Netherlands
- Description of a program;
- severe mental illness
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.
The main treatment method consists of the provision of safety, structure, and cooperation. Treatment results show statistically significant changes from admittance to discharge.
The collaborative and consistent manner in which nurses approach the patients is crucial for quality of care.