Journal article

The missing voice of engagement: an exploratory study from the perspectives of case-managers at an early intervention service for first-episode psychosis

Rachel M Tindall, Kelly Allott, Magenta Simmons, Winsome Roberts, Bridget E Hamilton

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: A key component of case-management in early intervention services for first-episode psychosis is engaging a person with the service and building a relationship from which therapy and treatment can be facilitated. The aim of this study was to understand how case-managers at an early intervention service experience the process of engagement and working with varying levels of attendance and participation. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with the case-managers of nine young people treated at an early intervention service for first-episode psychosis within 6 months of treatment entry. Interviews discussed the process of working with the young person and factors that inf..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, HOSPIRA, The Windermere Foundation Doctoral Scholarship in Health (Nursing) Program and The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The funders had no role in the study design, conduct, analysis, interpretation or decision to submit the paper for publication.