Recovery-based practice: do we know what we mean or mean what we know?

Meehan, Tom J., King, Robert J., Beavis, Pam H., & Robinson, Jacqueline D. (2008) Recovery-based practice: do we know what we mean or mean what we know? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(3), pp. 177-182.

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The concept of recovery is now widely promoted as the guiding principle for the provision of mental health services in Australia and overseas. While there is increasing pressure on service providers to ensure that services are recovery oriented, the way in which recovery-based practice is operationalized at the coalface presents a number of challenges. These are discussed in the context of five key questions that address (i) the appropriateness of recovery as a focus for service delivery, (ii) the distinction between recovery as a process and an outcome, (iii) the assessment of recovery initiatives, (iv) the alignment of recovery with current service delivery models, and (v) the risks associated with recovery-based practice. It is argued that these questions provide a framework for a debate that must extend beyond patients and providers of mental health services to the broader public, whose attitudes will ultimately determine the possibilities and limits of recovery-oriented practice.

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ID Code: 46431
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: issues,, practice, , recovery, , service providers
DOI: 10.1080/00048670701827234
ISSN: 0004-8674
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2011 05:36
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 03:11

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