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How to value patients with psychosis: An inductive study of psychiatrists’ behaviour in routine consultations.
Valuing patients underlies good communication in psychiatry and mediates positive outcomes. The aim of this study was to (1) identify and reliably assess valuing and devaluing communicative behaviour of psychiatrists in ...
Preferences for befriending schemes: a survey of patients with severe mental illness.
BACKGROUND: Befriending has become a widely used method for tackling social isolation in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI), and evidence exists to support its effectiveness. However, patient preferences for ...
[How does the quality of life of long-term hospitalized psychiatric patients change after their discharge into the community?].
In the Berlin deinstitutionalisation study, quality of life in 134 long-term hospitalised psychiatric patients was examined twice: Discharged patients were interviewed again one year after their return to the community, ...
Predictors of length of stay in psychiatric inpatient units: Does their effect vary across countries?
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in individual countries have identified inconsistent predictors of length of stay (LoS) in psychiatric inpatient units. This may reflect methodological inconsistencies across studies or true ...