The aim of the qualitative study was the evaluation of experiences with integrated care especially with the care in network NetzWerk psychische Gesundheit (NWpG) from the perspective of mental ill patients. The patients were recruited from the NWpG. Focus groups were conducted in five of these networks and analyzed with qualitative content analysis. 40 mental ill patients participated on the focus groups. Overall, they were very positive about their care in such a network. Especially, aspects like need orientation, 24/7 telephone hotline, involvements of relatives as well as outreach care has been experienced as a support for their own care. The health care in NWpG seems to be important for an independent existence and presents relevant components for an autonomous life.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The Crutch is in the corner⋯ - Experience of Mental Ill People with Cross-Sectoral Care in Integrated Care: A Qualitative Study
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|Published - 01.01.2018