Transforming mental health services: A participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented care

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Type de subvention: Partenariats pour l'amélioration du système de santé (PASS)
  • Années: 2013/14 à 2016/17
  • Financement total: $129,758
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Since its creation in 2007, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has worked collaboratively across all provinces to publish a new framework for a Canadian mental health strategy. This federal document has now been mandated as policy for implementation, between 2012-2017. The proposed strategies have been written into provincial health plans, hospital accreditation standards, and the annual objectives of psychiatric departments and community organizations. The principles for recovery and wellbeing outlined in the framework are based on both values for care and research evidence. The core premise, as exemplified by the MHCC's ongoing process, is to empower persons with mental illness and their families to become participants in designing their own care. These services should be accessible to all, address health promotion as well as illness intervention, while meeting the needs of a diverse Canadian population. However, these recovery principles do not come with a guide for actual implementation in different contexts. This three-year research project (2013-2016) proposes a participatory approach to implementing these principles in a Montreal institute of psychiatry, which serves a highly diverse Canadian, and immigrant population. This project will be conducted in multiple phases: 1) The creation of a partnership amongst health care professionals, researchers, hospital administrators, family organizations and persons with mental illness who are served at this institute, 2) An evaluation of the current attitudes and services towards recovery in mental health, 3) Engagement in participatory approaches to changing attitudes, designing services, and applying the MHCC principles in a manner tailored to the institute's culture and community, 4) Evaluating the outcomes in relation to the framework guidelines, and finally, (5) Provide applied guidelines for the successful implementation of mental health policy while respecting local complexities and differences.

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