Consumer and carer participation in mental health services

Lloyd, Chris and King, Robert (2003) Consumer and carer participation in mental health services. Australasian Psychiatry, 11 2: 180-184. doi:10.1046/j.1039-8562.2003.00537.x


Author Lloyd, Chris
King, Robert
Title Consumer and carer participation in mental health services
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
1440-1665
Publication date 2003-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1039-8562.2003.00537.x
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 180
End page 184
Total pages 5
Editor Harry Minas
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Formatted abstract
Objective:
To clarify the meaning of consumer and carer participation in mental health services, to identify reasons why consumer participation is important both to consumers and to services, and to discuss barriers to participation and ways of overcoming these barriers.

Conclusions :

Consumer and carer participation has been promoted as part of the National Mental Health Strategy and has the potential to empower consumers and their carers and to improve mental health services. Barriers to consumer participation include professional staff attitudes and resource allocation. Guidelines are provided to assist services to address these barriers and increase the level of consumer and carer participation in both clinical decision-making and service development.
Keyword carer
consumer
mental health services
Q-Index Code C1

 
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