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Challenges in implementing evidence-based practice into mental health services

Deane, Frank P. , Crowe, Trevor , King, Robert, Kavanagh, David J., & Oades, Lindsay G. (2006) Challenges in implementing evidence-based practice into mental health services. Australian Health Review, 30(3), pp. 305-309.

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Abstract

This paper highlights challenges in implementing mental health policy at a service delivery level. It describes an attempt to foster greater application of recovery-orientated principles and practices within mental health services. Notwithstanding a highly supportive policy environment, strong support from service administrators, and an enthusiastic staff response to training, application of the training and support tools was weaker than anticipated. This paper evaluates the dissemination trial against key elements to promote sustained adoption of innovations. Organisational and procedural changes are required before mental health policies are systematically implemented in practice.

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ID Code: 28677
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0156-5788
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2009 12:05
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:10

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