HOPEnDialogue

The organisers say:

“The HOPEnDialogue study will map the centers practicing Open Dialogue worldwide, verify how closely they follow the Open Dialogue principles, and investigate the effectiveness of this approach in different contexts.

The HOPEnDialogue study will map the centers practicing Open Dialogue worldwide, verify how closely they follow the Open Dialogue principles, and investigate the effectiveness of this approach in different contexts.”

They also say:

Open Dialogue is a resource-oriented approach (i.e. an approach focused on individuals’ and networks’ potentials) to provide care to people experiencing a mental health crisis. The client is involved in periodical treatment meetings together with his/her family- and social network and mental health professionals. All treatment decisions are made collaboratively.

Open Dialogue, developed in northern Finland, has shown excellent results there: 84% of persons experiencing a first episode psychosis returned to an active social life, and only 33% were exposed to neuroleptic medications. In usual care, almost everyone diagnosed with psychosis receives neuroleptic medication at the outset, and only a minority of them is symptom-free after 5 years. Since these results were published, the Open Dialogue approach has been adopted in several other countries. It remains to be seen, however, if it works equally well in different cultures and mental health care systems …”

You can find out more from here.

Any reply would be very welcome

Follow

Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox:

Your email address will not be passed to any other organisation. It will only be used to send you new posts made on this website.

MENU