Authors: Jayne Parish
Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Programs that work, challenges, clinical issues, service delivery, implementation, service systems and programs, mentis assist, partners in recovery, Cross-collaborative care, victoria
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: The Partners in Recovery program was designed to co-ordinate care providers around the consumer to create a cohesive care team. Cross-collaborative care between services is not a new concept. So why was a specific program developed to facilitate this process?
Research indicates that collaborative care can result in competing beliefs, unclear goals and confusion about professional role boundaries. Understandably, if services are unclear of their individual role in the planning and care for recovery, it is unlikely that a best practice model is being achieved. Across the myriad of mental healthcare services, how do we get different service providers to work towards a common goal? How do we move from being individual care providers, to forming a goal driven and well-functioning team? Team members need a common goal and individual tasks that bind them in a committed synergy. A team needs a ‘game plan’, and methods of review.
This paper will examine the role of Partners in Recovery in cross-collaborative care. It will draw on relevant literature to explore the common factors required for evidence based effective team functioning to produce a model of best practice.