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A year 2009 that was teething troubles with the establishment of a psychiatric rehabilitation unit in a regional area

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Objectives: The purpose of the paper is twofold. First, to reflect on the policy

    framework and factors that led to the development of the Inpatient rehabilitation

    unit in a regional area. Secondly, to provide information about strategies utilized

    in the initiative that may be transferable to other settings.

    Key Message: Possible obstacles that may be encountered are physical and

    psychological barriers found at an individual level, and structural barriers at the

    service level. Analysis of the physical and psychological obstacles indicated

    that fluctuating illness was the major barrier, with mobility the least problematic

    issue. Low expectations on the part of mental health practitioners were seen

    as the least important service-related issue. Recommendations for service

    development highlight the role of education in recovery from mental illness.

    Conclusion: Lessons learned are presented supporting the need for the

    following: (a) a model and external expertise to guide the implementation

    process; (b) dedicating staff to lead and monitor the implementation effort;

    (c) providing training, consultation, coaching, and in-vivo clinical supervision

    to help practitioners use clinical skills into practice; and (d) partnering with

    consumers of services to actively participate in the multileveled implementation

    process.

UOW Authors


  •   Panesar, Narinder (external author)
  •   Pai, Nagesh

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Panesar, N. & Pai, N. Brahmavar. (2010). A year 2009 that was teething troubles with the establishment of a psychiatric rehabilitation unit in a regional area. RANZCP 2010: A Shared Endeavour (pp. 37-37). New Zealand: RANZCP.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/498

Start Page


  • 37

End Page


  • 37

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.ranzcp.org/Library/Media/Psychiatry-Congress-2-to-6-May-2010.aspx

Abstract


  • Objectives: The purpose of the paper is twofold. First, to reflect on the policy

    framework and factors that led to the development of the Inpatient rehabilitation

    unit in a regional area. Secondly, to provide information about strategies utilized

    in the initiative that may be transferable to other settings.

    Key Message: Possible obstacles that may be encountered are physical and

    psychological barriers found at an individual level, and structural barriers at the

    service level. Analysis of the physical and psychological obstacles indicated

    that fluctuating illness was the major barrier, with mobility the least problematic

    issue. Low expectations on the part of mental health practitioners were seen

    as the least important service-related issue. Recommendations for service

    development highlight the role of education in recovery from mental illness.

    Conclusion: Lessons learned are presented supporting the need for the

    following: (a) a model and external expertise to guide the implementation

    process; (b) dedicating staff to lead and monitor the implementation effort;

    (c) providing training, consultation, coaching, and in-vivo clinical supervision

    to help practitioners use clinical skills into practice; and (d) partnering with

    consumers of services to actively participate in the multileveled implementation

    process.

UOW Authors


  •   Panesar, Narinder (external author)
  •   Pai, Nagesh

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Panesar, N. & Pai, N. Brahmavar. (2010). A year 2009 that was teething troubles with the establishment of a psychiatric rehabilitation unit in a regional area. RANZCP 2010: A Shared Endeavour (pp. 37-37). New Zealand: RANZCP.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/498

Start Page


  • 37

End Page


  • 37

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.ranzcp.org/Library/Media/Psychiatry-Congress-2-to-6-May-2010.aspx