The recovery concept and crisis intervention : time for a revolution in the realm of acute psychiatric care

Gwinner, Karleen, Spence, Richelle, & Ward, Louise (2014) The recovery concept and crisis intervention : time for a revolution in the realm of acute psychiatric care. In Proceedings of the 23rd TheMHS Conference : Forging the Future, The Mental Health Services Conference Inc. of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne Convention Centre, VIC. (In Press)

Abstract

“Mental illness is a tough illness to survive, it is incurable but manageable. Living with the illness when at its full potency can disrupt your life at any moment.”

Intensive care for patients experiencing acute psychiatric distress is an essential yet complex part of mental health services as a whole system. Psychiatric intensive care units remain a source of controversy; despite promising developments to health services incorporating recovery goals and processes outlined by people with a mental illness themselves. In past decades changes in the provision of mental health services have focused on the restoration of a meaningful and empowered life with choice and hope as a defining attribute of recovery. Yet, what does recovery mean and how are recovery principles accomplished in psychiatric intensive care arrangements for someone experiencing acute psychiatric distress?

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ID Code: 64131
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: acute psychiatric distres, Recovery, Psychiatric Intensive care, mental health services, Crisis Intervention
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Mental Health Nursing (111005)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Mental Health (111714)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 23:41
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 09:55

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