To examine the factors that influence the effective execution of a collaborative care program (CCP) for patients with severe personality disorders.
Design and Methods
A multiple case study using qualitative research methods.
Three factors were identified as influencing the execution process: (a) the context in which the CCP was executed, (b) the patient population, and (c) the individual application of the CCP by nurses.
The prominent position of mental health nurses in complex intervention programs such as CCPs poses new challenges for them in making these programs work. A CCP could be a useful intervention for patients with severe personality disorders because it offers the necessary structure in treatment.