Public health agencies (PHA) and community mental health agencies (CMHA) generally are organizationally and functionally autonomous.
Collaboration between PHA and CMHA was explored in a statewide survey of nursing directors of PHA (n=135) and executive directors of CMHA (n=214).
Findings indicated staff did not know each other well ; clients, funds, and information were infrequently exchanged ; public health nurses rarely were included in planning for the care of those with mental illness ; and satisfaction with relationships was minimal.
Path analysis was used to test an interagency collaboration model.
Awareness of staff from other agencies increased satisfaction with interagency processes and interagency relationships.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Santé mentale, Traitement communautaire, Coopération, Organisation santé, Relation professionnelle, Interaction sociale, Nursing, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Analyse piste causale, Santé physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Mental health, Community treatment, Cooperation, Public health organization, Professional relation, Social interaction, Nursing, Health system, United States, North America, America, Path analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0252534
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 11/06/1997.