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2016-6: Action protocol for psychotic disorders (Call 2016-6B)

Target group

Patients with a psychotic disorder.

Implementation of knowledge gathered from the psychotic disorders care programme

The EFP has developed the Psychotic Disorders Care Programme. A care programme is an optimal and coherent care offering for forensic psychiatric patients that serves as a framework for action and treatment for organisations, professionals and patients. Although the content of the care programme for patients with psychotic disorders is widely supported by the field, it appeared that relatively little knowledge had been included on the theme of rehabilitation and recovery. At the time, a KFZ call (Call 2013-6) was created to meet that need, and this call was subsequently integrated into the care programme.

This project focused on translating the knowledge included in the care programme into practical action. To make this translation to practice as applicable as possible, an action plan has been developed that focuses on the implementable knowledge from the care programme. This knowledge was also implemented at the institutions through pilots. In this way, the experience gained from the implementation, as well as the relevant knowledge, can guide the use of the protocol within other institutions that want to implement the care programme.

A patient version of the care programme has also been developed, which gives the patient and their relatives insight into the treatment process; this version can be used to increase the patient's involvement and motivation in the decision-making. The summary cards have been developed for professionals; these cards show the most important conclusions from the Psychotic Disorders Care Programme in a concise and well-organised manner, with practical tools. The summary cards are arranged thematically according to the three phases of recovery support: stabilisation, reorientation and reintegration.

Executive party

Fivoor & Trimbos Instituut