Care Plans in Community Mental Health: an Audit Focusing on People with Recent Hospital Admissions Vimal Stanislaus, PhD, MD Tarun Bastiampillai, FRANZCP, MBBS, BMedSc Melanie Harris, PhD, MEd, DipInfMan/Lib, BTechnol Malcolm Battersby, PhD, FRANZCP, FAChAM, MBBS Introduction 1,2 Care planning is a key requirement for recovery-focused mental health care. with care plans widely regarded as crucial, fundamental and largely successful guides in managing the complex 3,4 problems of people with mental illnesses. Various mental health policies internationally mandate that care plans must be created for all people using mental health services. As well, care planning approaches have been developed worldwide to provide comprehensive assessment and holistic management of the person’s illnesses and social needs using a multidisciplinary approach and involvement of the service user. Care planning generally begins with assessment of mental, social and physical needs, and then, care activities and coordinating services are formulated to address the identiﬁed needs. 4–6 The Care Programme Approach of the Department of Health in the UK is an internationally acknowledged care planning framework, consistent with a recovery model of care and accompanied by an associated care plan audit tool. A similar approach, the Mental Health Care Plan, was introduced in 2010 in
The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 3, 2016
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