Ambivalent connections: a qualitative study of the care experiences of non-psychotic chronic patients who are perceived as 'difficult' by professionals

@inproceedings{Koekkoek2010AmbivalentCA,
  title={Ambivalent connections: a qualitative study of the care experiences of non-psychotic chronic patients who are perceived as 'difficult' by professionals},
  author={Bauke Koekkoek and Berno van Meijel and J. Ruud van Ommen and Renske Pennings and Ad Kaasenbrood and Giel J. M. Hutschemaekers and Aart H. Schene},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the perspectives of psychiatric patients who are perceived as 'difficult' by clinicians. The aim of this paper is to improve understanding of the connections between patients and professionals from patients' point of view. METHODS A Grounded Theory study using interviews with 21 patients from 12 outpatient departments of three mental health care facilities. RESULTS Patients reported on their own difficult behaviours and their difficulties with clinicians and… CONTINUE READING

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