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Mar 17, 2019

27th European Congress of Psychiatry

BEING A DIFFICULT PATIENT BRINGS MORE DIFFICULTIES!

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adverse event

difficult patient

mental health

psychiatric patient

stigma

mindfulness

dialectical behavior therapy

cognitive analytic therapy

Abstract

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Keywords

adverse event

difficult patient

mental health

psychiatric patient

stigma

mindfulness

dialectical behavior therapy

cognitive analytic therapy

Abstract

Patient security is becoming increasingly important, especially in mental health. Many problems can occur during encounters between health providers and patients. In some cases, clinicians attribute these problems to patients being “difficult.” The aim of this bibliographic review is to check if there is a relation between being a “difficult patient” (DP) and presenting adverse events (AE). Considering a patient as “difficult” implies patient, health provider and health system factors. Psychiatric patients are often seen as DP. Results are that being a DP seems to be directly related to AE, and so, DP labelling may have a negative effect on the prognosis of the patient. Thus, we recommend being cautious when using this label. Training healthcare professionals on some concrete psychological techniques has proved to be beneficial for DP management.

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