An integrative ideology to guide community-based multidisciplinary care of severely mentally ill patients.

Title

An integrative ideology to guide community-based multidisciplinary care of severely mentally ill patients.

Creator

Munetz M R; Birnbaum A; Wyzik P F

Publisher

Hospital & community psychiatry

Date

1993
1993-06

Description

Most practitioners working in community support settings understand the need to provide a comprehensive array of well-coordinated services to individuals with severe mental disabilities. However, a lack of consensus about the conceptual basis of mental health care, especially between advocates of psychosocial rehabilitation and psychiatric practitioners who favor a more medically oriented approach, has hindered efforts to optimize the effectiveness of the multidisciplinary teams found in most community support programs. The authors articulate 18 basic assumptions that have been helpful in their clinical practice in building an integrative ideology among professionals with disparate training and orientations. The assumptions attempt to balance the reality of psychiatric disorders with a fundamental interest in maintaining the autonomy and dignity of people with severe mental disorders.

Subject

Combined Modality Therapy; Community Mental Health Services/*organization & administration; Comprehensive Health Care/*organization & administration; Health Care/organization & administration; Humans; Interprofessional Relations; Mental Disorders/psychology/*rehabilitation; Patient Care Team/*organization & administration; Quality Assurance; United States

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

551–555

Issue

6

Volume

44

Citation

Munetz M R; Birnbaum A; Wyzik P F, “An integrative ideology to guide community-based multidisciplinary care of severely mentally ill patients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4781.

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