To report how well a particular mental health service was responding to National and State mental health policies by emphasising community-based clinical care for patients.
The method involved analysis and action in response to information obtained from a consecutive sample of 100 people admitted to a psychiatric hospital ward from a geographical catchment area.
It was found that community mental health staff were working without adequate support and were not able to effectively implement early intervention and relapse prevention strategies.
Concern about these findings led to organisational change using action research methodology and some of these changes are discussed.
Such methodology was a useful tool to identity and achieve organisational change in psychiatric services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Changement organisationnel, Organisation santé, Méthodologie, Nouvelle Galles du Sud, Australie, Océanie, Homme, Recherche action
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Organizational change, Public health organization, Methodology, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0020924
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 17/04/1998.