PCPC Person-Centred Psychosis Care

Research project
Inactive research
Project size
Project period
2013 - 2022
Project owner
Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska academy

FORTE (the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare) grant 2014-4510; GPCC; Dahrén’s Fund; the Psychosis Clinic at Sahlgrenska University Hospital; the Swedish government and the county councils support of research ALF

Short description

The aim of PCPC was to increase person-centredness at psychosis inpatient wards at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The project started with an educational intervention for ward staff, using a participatory design to engage staff in becoming co-creators of the project. Person-centred thinking was enhanced by theoretical reflections and practical testing. Staff were coached to create and test change projects at their wards, taking the project from educational intervention to implementation.
Outcomes studied included patient-rated empowerment and satisfaction with care, changes in care consumption; length of hospital stay (LoS), length of involuntary hospital stay (LoIS) and rapid readmission rate.

Short description of main results

PCPC could not be associated with improved patient empowerment.

Patients' satisfaction with care was greater following the intervention.

Staff experiences reflect both a theoretical understanding of person-centred care and a translation into practice, with positive changes such as improved work environment. However, organizational and practical features obstructed implementation.



Goulding, A., Allerby, K., Ali, L., Gremyr, A., & Waern, M. (2018). Study protocol design and evaluation of a hospital-based multi-professional educational intervention: Person-Centred Psychosis Care (PCPC). BMC Psychiatry, 18(1), 269. doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1852-2

Allerby, K., Goulding, A., Ali, L., Waern, M. (2020). Striving for a more person-centered psychosis care: Results of a hospital-based multi-professional educational intervention. BMC Psychiatry 20:523.

Allerby, K., Ali, L., Goulding, A., Waern, M. (2022). Increasing person-centeredness in psychosis inpatient care: staff experiences from the Person-Centered Psychosis Care project (PCPC). BMC Health Services Research 22:596.

Exploring person-centered care in acute psychosis care settings. Findings from the Person-Centered Psychosis Care project. Thesis based on the PCPC project.

More articles have been submitted awaiting publication.


Katarina Allerby

Anneli Goulding

Lilas Ali

Andreas Gremyr

Margda Waern