Challenges in implementing evidence-based practice into mental health services

Deane, Frank P., Crowe, Trevor P., King, Robert, Kavanagh, David J. and Oades, Lindsay G. (2006) Challenges in implementing evidence-based practice into mental health services. Australian Health Review, 30 3: 305-309. doi:10.1071/AH060305

Author Deane, Frank P.
Crowe, Trevor P.
King, Robert
Kavanagh, David J.
Oades, Lindsay G.
Title Challenges in implementing evidence-based practice into mental health services
Journal name Australian Health Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0156-5788
Publication date 2006-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/AH060305
Open Access Status
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 305
End page 309
Total pages 5
Editor J. Dwyer
S. Leggat
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Language eng
Subject 321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
Abstract This paper highlights challenges in implementing mental health policy at a service delivery level. It describes an attempt to foster greater application of recovery-orientated principles and practices within mental health services. Notwithstanding a highly supportive policy environment, strong support from service administrators, and an enthusiastic staff response to training, application of the training and support tools was weaker than anticipated. This paper evaluates the dissemination trial against key elements to promote sustained adoption of innovations. Organisational and procedural changes are required before mental health policies are systematically implemented in practice.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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