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Recovery in Mental Health Reshaping Scientific and Clinical Responsibilities

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ISBN-10: 0470997966

ISBN-13: 9780470997963

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michaela Amering, Margit Schmolke

List price: $80.50
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Recovery is widely endorsed as a guiding principle of mental health policy. Recovery brings new rules for services, e.g. user involvement and person-centred care, as well as new tools for clinical collaborations, e.g. shared decision making and psychiatric advance directives. These developments are complemented by new proposals regarding more ethically consistent anti-discrimination and involuntary treatment legislation, as well as participatory approaches to evidence-based medicine and policy.Recovery is more than a bottom up movement turned into top down mental health policy in English-speaking countries. Recovery integrates concepts that have evolved internationally over a long time. It brings together major stakeholders and different professional groups in mental health, who share the aspiration to overcome current conceptual reductionism and prognostic negativism in psychiatry.Recovery is the consequence of the achievements of the user movement. Most conceptual considerations and decisions have evolved from collaborations between people with and without a lived experience of mental health problems and the psychiatric service system. Many of the most influential publications have been written by users and ex-users of services and work-groups that have brought together individuals with and without personal experiences as psychiatric patients.In a fresh and comprehensive look, this book covers definitions, concepts and developments as well as consequences for scientific and clinical responsibilities. Information on relevant history, state of the art and transformational efforts in mental health care is complemented by exemplary stories of people who created through their lives and work an evidence base and direction for Recovery.This book was originally published in German. The translation has been fully revised, references have been amended to include the English-language literature and new material has been added to reflect recent developments."It is fully packed with useful information for practitioners, is written in jargon free language and has a good reading pace."Theodor Itten, St. Gallen, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany"This book is amazingly positive. It not only talks about hope, it creates hope. Its therapeutic effects reach professional mental health workers, service users, and carers alike. Fleet-footed and easily understandable, at times it reads like a suspense novel." Andreas Knuf, pro mente sana, Switzerland
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Book details

List price: $80.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/17/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.90" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Recovery - Developments and Significance
Recovery - Basics and Concepts
Political Strategies
Collaboration with Users of Psychiatric Services
Resilience-a Dynamic Recovery-Factor
Recovery, Prevention and Health Promotion
Recovery and Quality of Life
Recovery and Empowerment
Recovery and Evidence-Based Medicine
Recovery and Remission
Personal Experience as Evidence and as a Basis for Model Development
'Recovery - an Alien Concept' - Ron Coleman/UK
'Empowerment Model of Recovery' - Dan Fisher and Laurie Ahern/USA
'Conspiracy of Hope' - Pat Deegan/USA
'Holders of Hope' - Helen Glover/Australia
'Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)' - Mary Ellen Copeland/USA
'Two Sides of Recovery' - Wilma Boevink/The Netherlands
'No Empowerment Without Recovery' - Christian Horvath/Austria
Recovery - Why Not?
The Slow Demise of Incurability
Other misunderstandings
Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
A Diagnosis or a Verdict - the Example of Schizophrenia
Heterogeneity of Course Over Time
Prognosis - 'from demoralizing pessimism to rational optimism'
Diagnosis - 'a century is enough'
Scientific and clinical responsibility
Classic Dimensions of Madness
Psychiatric Treatment and Services
State of the art
Recent developments
Stigma and Discrimination
Attitude research
Iatrogenic stigma
Stigma - experiences and expectations
Internalized stigma and stigma resistance
Social inclusion
The hearing voices movement
Recovery - Implications for Scientific Responsibilities
New Directions
The Increasingly Active Role of UK Users in Clinical Research
Assessing Recovery
Ruth Ralph and the Recovery Advisory Group
Examples of published recovery instruments
Recovery as a Process
Turning points - living with contradictions
Findings from four countries
Identity and recovery in personal accounts of mental illness
Recovery as lived in everyday practice
Qualitative research as one royal road
Recovery - Implications for Clinical Responsibilities
Recovery-Factors in Therapeutic Relationships and Psychiatric Services
Recovery-oriented professionals
Recovery Self Assessment (RSA)
Measuring recovery-orientation in a hospital setting
Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI)
Developing Recovery Enhancing Environments Measure (DREEM)
Initiatives of the World Psychiatric Association
Psychiatry for the Person
A Person-centred Integrative Diagnosis
Recovery and Psychopharmacology
New goals and new roles for psychopharmacologists
Pat Deegan's concept of 'Personal Medicine'
A programme to support shared decision-making
System Transformation
Recovery-oriented services
Recovery-oriented mental health programmes
A Recovery-Process Model
Practice guidelines for recovery-oriented behavioral health care
Peer support and consumer-driven transformation
The Significance of Discovering Recovery for the Authors