OPEN DIALOGUE IN PSYCHOSIS I: AN INTRODUCTION AND CASE ILLUSTRATION

@article{SeikkulaBirgittaAlakareJukkaAaltonen2001OPEND,
  title={OPEN DIALOGUE IN PSYCHOSIS I: AN INTRODUCTION AND CASE ILLUSTRATION},
  author={Jaakko Seikkula, Birgitta Alakare, Jukka Aaltonen},
  journal={Journal of Constructivist Psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={14},
  pages={247 - 265}
}
As a social construct, our approach to work with severely disturbed psychiatric patients in crisis, termed Open Dialogue (OD), begins treatment within 24 hours of referral and includes the family and social network of the patient in discussions of all issues throughout treatment. Treatment is adapted to the specific and varying needs of patients and takes place at home, if possible. Psychological continuity and trust are emphasized by constructing integrated teams that include both inpatient… 
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