PCPC Person-Centred Psychosis Care
The goal is to develop and test a hospital-based educational intervention for staff to increase person-centeredness in inpatient care for persons with schizophrenia and psychosis-spectrum disorders. We employ a before and after design, and research methods will include both quantitative and qualitative analyses of patient empowerment and satisfaction with care as well as ward-level outcomes (length of inpatient stay, number of days with involuntary care). Focus group studies will capture experiences of staff and relatives; individual interviews will be held with patients. This project is expected to contribute to the improvement of inpatient care for persons with severe and complex mental health issues, with increased involvement of both service users and their next-of-kin.