TRAINING at the Shtime Rehabilitation centre training April 18 - 22th 2016
Follow- up training organized in co-operation between Stichting Eurinspect , the WHO Kosovo, , the University Hospital Clinical Services of Kosovo (SHSKUK) and the Ministry of Health of Kosovo
The program was the second training visit in a WHO supported mission ;the first one was in December 2015 .
The goal was to enhance knowledge and skills of the Shtime professional team enhancing living conditions of the patients and move to a qualified rehabilitation centre for patients with mental health disorders.
The training consisted of interactive teaching sessions in which besides theory , role play and patient participation played an important role.
Besides patients were actively engaged in rehabilitation activities such as “cooking workshop” , music and dancing .
The following topics were covered during these days:
· “Structure” as a key component of rehabilitation . What are the theoretical and practical aspects of creating structure in life, circadian rhythms, sleep cycle. Why is it so complex to engage patients in meaningful activities?
· Rehabilitation from fiction to facts. What is the role of social skill training, family involvement , psychoeducation and creating meaning and a positive social role in life.
· Clinical Psychopharmacology . What do we want to achieve using medication and what are possible side effects . What is the role of psychoeducation in increasing compliance.
· Clinical discussion and presentation of psychopathology with live patient involvement ( psychosis, mood disorders, aggression, deviant behaviour , etc).
· What are treatment plans, crisis plans, the relevance of individual rehabilitation plans in a structured way to organize the centre in an effective and efficient way.
· Rehabilitation from fiction to facts in Shtime . What are the main practical challenges for Shtime as rehabilitation centre? Defining the goals as being on the one hand an institute for rehabilitation and also a long-stay living facility ; how to work towards preparing patients for a return to society in (sheltered) housing or in family or otherwise ?
· How can the staff cope with the challenges of patient care , specifically their own emotional way of dealing with that . Impact on own (family) life and how to support each other in a professional way ?
· Patients needs and Staff needs: setting limits and setting realistic goals.
160616 Report of Kosovo Shtime programme april 2016- FINAL.pdf
Feedback letter from Dr. Miftar & IRCCPP staff :
171010 Reference Kosovo Shtime training.pdf