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Are community treatment orders counterproductive?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective

    This article briefly reviews the literature pertaining to community treatment orders (CTOs) specifically how and why they are utilised and how effective mandated community treatment really is. This review discusses the use of CTOs in the context of the recovery model.

    Conclusions

    This article highlights the shortfalls in the current CTO system while also demonstrating the increase in acute coercive care. The literature pertaining to the effectiveness of CTOs is inconsistent with more recent reviews denoting that there is now robust evidence the CTOs are not effective. Further treatment that aligns with the recovery model as oppose to mandated treatment is known to increase treatment compliance.

UOW Authors


  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Vella, Shae-Leigh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Pai, N. & Vella, S. (2016). Are community treatment orders counterproductive?. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 23 125-127.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84982105730

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4091

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 127

Volume


  • 23

Abstract


  • Objective

    This article briefly reviews the literature pertaining to community treatment orders (CTOs) specifically how and why they are utilised and how effective mandated community treatment really is. This review discusses the use of CTOs in the context of the recovery model.

    Conclusions

    This article highlights the shortfalls in the current CTO system while also demonstrating the increase in acute coercive care. The literature pertaining to the effectiveness of CTOs is inconsistent with more recent reviews denoting that there is now robust evidence the CTOs are not effective. Further treatment that aligns with the recovery model as oppose to mandated treatment is known to increase treatment compliance.

UOW Authors


  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Vella, Shae-Leigh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Pai, N. & Vella, S. (2016). Are community treatment orders counterproductive?. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 23 125-127.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84982105730

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4091

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 127

Volume


  • 23