[Specifics of working with chronic mentally ill patients in Specialised Social Help Services--experiences in training and supervision meetings].Psychiatr Pol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 38(5):923-32.PP
Information was presented on the development and efficiency of The Specialised Psychiatric Social Help Services for the mentally ill in Poland. It took into consideration the specifics of this work and formal requirements for special training of the staff. The experiences of the 3.5 years of work of the specialised services in the Warszawa Targówek district (October 1997 - June 2001) were discussed. Organisational solutions and basic data about clients and staff and establishments and experiences coming from training and supervision meetings were discussed. Problems and difficulties most often experienced by the staff workers at their work with chronic mentally ill patients were described. Consideration was put from one side on the big rotation of the staff and from the other on the need of the extension of the theoretical and practical knowledge as well as of supervision and support was often mentioned in the questionnaire. A need of elaborating the programme of training and professional courses for workers of the specialised psychiatric social help services was also pointed out.