Written plans: an overlooked mechanism to develop recovery-oriented primary care for depression?
Victoria J Palmer, Caroline L Johnson, John S Furler, Konstancja Densley, Maria Potiriadis, Jane M Gunn
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2014
There is a global shift to foster patient-centred and recovery-oriented mental health services. This has resulted from the expansion of how the concept of recovery is understood in mental health literature and practice. Recovery is now more than a return to function or reduction in symptoms; it is a subjective, individualised and multi-faceted experience. To date there has not been investigation of how recovery-oriented services can be translated and implemented into the primary mental health care system. This paper presents the results of a survey from a prospective cohort of primary care patients with probable depression about the importance of written plans to recover. The benefits of hav..View full abstract
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The authors thank all the investigators and research assistants for the reorder (re-organising care for depression and related disorders in the Australian Primary Health Care Setting), diamond (diagnosis, management and outcomes for depression in primary care) and i-CCAaN (Improving Community Coordination, Access and Networks) projects and the continued support of the research participants. The re-order study was a project of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, which is supported by a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The information and opinions contained in it do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute or the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The diamond longitudinal cohort study has been funded by National Health and Medical Research Council project numbers (299869) (2004-2006) and 566511) (2009-2011). Pilot funding was received from beyondblue Victoria Centre for Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders 454463 (2007-2009) for diamond and for i-CCAaN 57100 (2009-2010).