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A multidisciplinary learning experience contributing to mental health rehabilitation

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Abstract


  • Purpose People who access health services often have a range of needs that require the involvement of members from a multidisciplinary team. Teaching future health professionals about the importance of a multidisciplinary approach can be challenging. The aim of this paper is to describe a project called Recovery Camp that enhanced multidisciplinary health education through experiential and immersive engagement with people experiencing mental illness. Method Future health professionals and people with a lived experience of mental illness took part in Recovery Camp — an innovative five-day therapeutic recreation initiative in the Australian bush. Results are presented in a case study format and provide the reflective quotes of participants. The quotes were analyzed using a content analysis to identify core concepts. Results Analyses identified a common appreciation of multidisciplinary learning. The interactions among students and between students and consumers, promoted inter-professional practice and a holistic understanding of mental health care. Conclusions An immersive multidisciplinary approach, embedded within a recovery-based programme, enhances students’ understanding of the significance of multidisciplinary mental health care and treatment.

    Implications for Rehabilitation

    People with a lived experience of mental illness have a range of complex needs that require involvement of members from a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.

    This study suggested a multidisciplinary, experiential, immersive health education experience — drawing on the principles of therapeutic recreation — can promote inter-professional rehabilitative practice and an appreciation for holistic mental health care.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Moxham, L., Patterson, C., Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Sumskis, S. & Brighton, R. (2017). A multidisciplinary learning experience contributing to mental health rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39 (1), 98-103.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84961201809

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5313&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4289

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 103

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Purpose People who access health services often have a range of needs that require the involvement of members from a multidisciplinary team. Teaching future health professionals about the importance of a multidisciplinary approach can be challenging. The aim of this paper is to describe a project called Recovery Camp that enhanced multidisciplinary health education through experiential and immersive engagement with people experiencing mental illness. Method Future health professionals and people with a lived experience of mental illness took part in Recovery Camp — an innovative five-day therapeutic recreation initiative in the Australian bush. Results are presented in a case study format and provide the reflective quotes of participants. The quotes were analyzed using a content analysis to identify core concepts. Results Analyses identified a common appreciation of multidisciplinary learning. The interactions among students and between students and consumers, promoted inter-professional practice and a holistic understanding of mental health care. Conclusions An immersive multidisciplinary approach, embedded within a recovery-based programme, enhances students’ understanding of the significance of multidisciplinary mental health care and treatment.

    Implications for Rehabilitation

    People with a lived experience of mental illness have a range of complex needs that require involvement of members from a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.

    This study suggested a multidisciplinary, experiential, immersive health education experience — drawing on the principles of therapeutic recreation — can promote inter-professional rehabilitative practice and an appreciation for holistic mental health care.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Moxham, L., Patterson, C., Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Sumskis, S. & Brighton, R. (2017). A multidisciplinary learning experience contributing to mental health rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39 (1), 98-103.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84961201809

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5313&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4289

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 103

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 1