Self-help groups, family carers, and mental health

Chapman, Helen M. (1997) Self-help groups, family carers, and mental health. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 6, pp. 148-155.

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Deinstitutionalisation has changed both the setting and delivery of mental health care. Mental health nurses are now providing complex and diverse services in contexts that are often far removed from the traditional realms of health care provision. If they are to meet the challenge of contemporary and future mental health care needs, it is essential that mental health nurses be aware of, and understand, the changing mental health environment. One specific change that has received limited attention in the literature is the increase in socio-political awareness of family carers of people with mental illness, and the concomitant increase in their collective voice and influence through self-help groups.

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ID Code: 5558
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Deinstitutionalisation, family carers, mental health, self, help groups
ISSN: 1440-0979
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 27 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:35

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