Patient and Family Advocacy: Working with Individuals with Comorbid Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities and their Families

Patient and Family Advocacy: Working with Individuals with Comorbid Mental Illness and... There are many factors to consider when working with individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities and their families. Working in collaboration with individuals and their families using a patient- and family-centered care approach is vital. This approach informs the professional’s values and practice patterns thereby allowing them to help the individual and family deal with common challenges and stresses such as establishing relationships with care providers, ensuring coordination of care, family concerns, knowledge of important systems of care, and the need for advocacy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Patient and Family Advocacy: Working with Individuals with Comorbid Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities and their Families

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11126-008-9075-1
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Abstract

There are many factors to consider when working with individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities and their families. Working in collaboration with individuals and their families using a patient- and family-centered care approach is vital. This approach informs the professional’s values and practice patterns thereby allowing them to help the individual and family deal with common challenges and stresses such as establishing relationships with care providers, ensuring coordination of care, family concerns, knowledge of important systems of care, and the need for advocacy.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 26, 2008

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