[Competencies and Role Experiences of Peer Support - A Participatory Research Report].

Psychiatr Prax 2019 01 25;46(1):34-40. Epub 2018 May 25.

Hochschulklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Immanuel Klinik Rüdersdorf der Medizinischen Hochschule Brandenburg.

Objective: This study explores the peer support providers' competencies and role experiences.

Methods: A multiple coding approach has been used to collaboratively analyze and discuss ethnographic material.

Results: Compared to other professionals, peer support provider engage with patients in a more open and less classificatory way. Their role is often unclear and defined by both more flexibility and dependencies.

Conclusions: It is important to clearly define the competencies and roles of peer support providers and balance them with the expectations of the other professionals.

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January 2019

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