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Correcting biases in psychiatric diagnostic practice in Northwest Russia : comparing the impact of a general educational program and a specific diagnostic training program
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2008-04-04)
Background: A general education in psychiatry does not necessary lead to good diagnostic skills. Specific training programs in diagnostic coding are established to facilitate implementation of ICD-10 coding practices. However, studies comparing the impact of these two different educational approaches on diagnostic skills are lacking. The aim of the current study was to find out if a specific ...
Decentralization matters - Differently organized mental health services relationship to staff competence and treatment practice : the VELO study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2009-05-18)
Background: The VELO study is a comparative study of two Community Mental Health Centres (CMHC) in Northern Norway. The CMHCs are organized differently: one has no local inpatient unit, the other has three. Both CMHCs use the Central Mental Hospital situated rather far away for compulsory and other admissions, but one uses mainly local beds while the other uses only central hospital beds. In ...
Between health care and social security : psychiatric patients and the disability pension system in Norway and Russia
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2007-08-16)
Background: The official statistics of persons with mental disorders who are granted disability pension (DP) in Russia and Norway indicate large differences between the countries. Methods: This qualitative explorative hypothesis-generating study is based on text analysis of the laws, regulations and guidelines, and qualitative interviews of informants representing all the organisational elements ...
A qualitative study of the learning processes in young physicians treating suicidal patients. From insecurity to personal pattern knowledge and self-confidence
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2007-07-06)
Background: Little empirical work has been done in studying learning processes among newly educated physicians in the mental health field. The aim of the study was to shed light on the meaning of newly educated physicians' lived experiences of learning processes related to treating suicidal patients. Methods: Thirteen newly educated physicians narrated their learning experiences while treating ...
Acute psychiatric admissions from an out-of-hours Casualty Clinic. How do referring doctors and admitting specialists agree?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2006-03-29)
Background: Over the last decades there has been an increasing pressure on the acute psychiatric wards in Norway. The major contributor to psychiatric acute admissions at the University Hospital of North Norway in the city of Tromsø in 2001 was the GP-based Tromsø Casualty Clinic, only open out-of-hours. We explored all acute psychiatric referrals from Tromsø Casualty Clinic in 2001. The purpose ...