Meeting the occupational needs of mental health service users: indicative care packages and actual practice
Authors: Parkinson, Sue; Morley, Mary; Stewart, Louise; Brockbank, Helen
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 75, Number 8, August 2012 , pp. 384-389(6)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Payment mechanisms in English mental health services require professionals to describe treatments and demonstrate cost-effectiveness. A national occupational therapy study has prepared the way by profiling the occupational needs of service users and describing indicative care packages.
This practice analysis reports on a local survey, which was conducted in parallel with the national study. Treatment aims were found to correspond with key elements of the occupational profiles. This supports the accuracy of the profiles. It also provides evidence towards the effectiveness of the service being provided by demonstrating the ability of occupational therapists to target the proven needs of service users.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2012
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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