Democratic Development of Standards: The Community of Communities—A Quality Network of Therapeutic Communities

Democratic Development of Standards: The Community of Communities—A Quality Network of... As the inevitability of regulation and accountability dawned on the British Therapeutic Community movement at the end of the 1990s, a polarised debate took place. The product of that debate is now an action research based system of audit, with its principles and methods based on therapeutic community practice. This paper is written four years after the discussions started, and describes how the ‘Community of Communities’ was conceived, what its methods are, some of the results from it first year of operation, and reflection about the nature of the process itself. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Democratic Development of Standards: The Community of Communities—A Quality Network of Therapeutic Communities

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:PSAQ.0000031796.66260.b7
Publisher site
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Abstract

As the inevitability of regulation and accountability dawned on the British Therapeutic Community movement at the end of the 1990s, a polarised debate took place. The product of that debate is now an action research based system of audit, with its principles and methods based on therapeutic community practice. This paper is written four years after the discussions started, and describes how the ‘Community of Communities’ was conceived, what its methods are, some of the results from it first year of operation, and reflection about the nature of the process itself.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 18, 2004

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