Reclaiming the best of the biopsychosocial model of mental health care and 'recovery' for older people through a 'person-centred' approach

McKay, Roderick, McDonald, Regina, Lie, David and McGowan, Helen (2012) Reclaiming the best of the biopsychosocial model of mental health care and 'recovery' for older people through a 'person-centred' approach. Australasian Psychiatry, 20 6: 492-495. doi:10.1177/1039856212460286


Author McKay, Roderick
McDonald, Regina
Lie, David
McGowan, Helen
Title Reclaiming the best of the biopsychosocial model of mental health care and 'recovery' for older people through a 'person-centred' approach
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
1440-1665
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1039856212460286
Volume 20
Issue 6
Start page 492
End page 495
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim: The ‘biopsychosocial’, ‘person-centred care’ (PCC) and ‘recovery’ models of care can be seen as distinct and competing paradigms. This paper proposes an integration of these valuable perspectives and suggestions for effective implementation in health services for the elderly.
Method: An overview of PCC and recovery models, and their application for older people with mental health problems, is provided. Their overlap and contrast with the familiar ‘biopsychosocial’ model of mental health care is considered, together with obstacles to implementation.
Results: Utilisation of PCC and recovery concepts allow clinicians to avoid narrow  application of the biopsychosocial approach and encourages clinicians to focus on the person’s right to autonomy, their values and life goals.
Conclusions: Service reform and development is required to embed these concepts into core clinical processes so as to improve outcomes and the quality of life for older people with mental health problems.
Keyword biopsychosocial
older persons mental health
person-centred care
recovery
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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