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Specialized Biopsychosocial Care in Inpatient Somatic Medicine Units-A Pilot Study.


Köbler P, Krauss-Köstler EK, Stein B, Ficker JH, Wilhelm M, Dechêne A, Waller C
Front Public Health. 2022; 10:844874.
PMID: 35493384.


Specialized biopsychosocial care concepts are necessary to overcome the dualism between physical and psychosocial treatment in acute care hospitals. For patients with complex and chronic comorbid physical and mental health problems, neither standardized psychiatric/psychosomatic nor somatic care units alone are appropriate to their needs. The " uremberg ntegrated sychosomatic cute Unit" (NIPA) has been developed to integrate treatment of both, psychosocial and physical impairments, in an acute somatic care setting.