Journal article

PERSPECTIVES: Recovery Oriented Services for Persons with Severe Mental Illness Can Focus on Meeting Needs Through Care Coordination.

Anton N Isaacs, Keith Sutton, Alison Beauchamp

The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The approach to care for persons with an acute illness is different from that for a person with a chronic disease. Whilst the goal of treatment for an acute illness is to cure the disease, a chronic condition has no cure as such, and hence management requires a team approach that is aimed at achieving goals that are jointly set by service users and providers. Severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) is a chronic disease. However, in many mental health services, the approach to care for persons with SPMI is similar to those who have an acute mental illness. AIM: The aims of this paper are twofold: (i) to make an argument for recovery oriented services to focus on meeting client..

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