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Vol 13, No 2 (2016)
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Abandonment or termination of treatment relationship?

Władysław Sterna
Psychiatria 2016;13(2):92-97.

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Vol 13, No 2 (2016)
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Abstract

Therapeutic relationship quits as soon as the patient achieved his goals. However, there are other possible contexts of quitting therapeutic relationship. The author describes various ways and contexts of quitting therepeutic relationship both — by patient and psychiatrist. Practical, organizational and ethical implications are presented. There are pointed such therapeutic interventions which can prevent patient’s feeling of being abandoned in terms of ethics and law. The author minded the situation of occurring an unintended therapeutic relationship and recommends ways of minimalizing the risk of such situation.

Abstract

Therapeutic relationship quits as soon as the patient achieved his goals. However, there are other possible contexts of quitting therapeutic relationship. The author describes various ways and contexts of quitting therepeutic relationship both — by patient and psychiatrist. Practical, organizational and ethical implications are presented. There are pointed such therapeutic interventions which can prevent patient’s feeling of being abandoned in terms of ethics and law. The author minded the situation of occurring an unintended therapeutic relationship and recommends ways of minimalizing the risk of such situation.

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Keywords

therapeutic relationship, abandonment, split treatment, psychotherapy

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Title

Abandonment or termination of treatment relationship?

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2016)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

92-97

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2016;13(2):92-97.

Keywords

therapeutic relationship
abandonment
split treatment
psychotherapy

Authors

Władysław Sterna

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