Occupational Therapy and Clinical Research in Mental Health Rehabilitation
Lloyd, Chris, King, Robert, & Bassett, Hazel (2005) Occupational Therapy and Clinical Research in Mental Health Rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(4), pp. 172-176.
Practitioners working in Australian mental health services are faced with the challenge of providing appropriate evidence-based interventions that lead to measurable improvement and good outcomes. Current government policy is committed to the development of strategic mental health research. One focus has been on under-researched practice areas, which include the development of psychosocial rehabilitation systems and models that facilitate recovery.
To meet this challenge, an Australian rehabilitation service formed a collaborative partnership with a university. The purposes of the collaboration were to implement new forms of service delivery based on consumer need and evidence and to design research projects to evaluate components of the rehabilitation programme. This article examines the process of developing the collaboration and provides examples of how research projects have been used to inform practice and improve the effectiveness of service delivery. Challenges to the sustainability of this kind of collaboration are considered.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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:||COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS LTD|
|Copyright Statement:||Copyright 2005 College of Occupational Therapists Ltd|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2011 14:45|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:36|
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