Pillars and pathways: foundations of recovery in Irish forensic mental health care

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302543
Title:
Pillars and pathways: foundations of recovery in Irish forensic mental health care
Authors:
Gill, P; McKenna, P; O’Neill, H; Thompson, J; Timmons, D
Publisher:
British Journal of Forensic Practice
Journal:
British Journal of Forensic Practice
Issue Date:
Aug-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302543
Abstract:
The Central Mental Hospital in Ireland is one of the oldest forensic mental health units in Europe. The hospital is currently in the process of transforming from a single inpatient site to a modern national forensic mental health service. Central to this transformation is the need to move from the traditional security-focused model of care to a model of recovery. The challenge incumbent within this transformation is to incorporate a sophisticated amalgamation of the patients’ needs while recognising the broad range of security requirements in a forensic setting. This paper considered that adopting an integrated care pathway (ICP) approach would provide the service with a vehicle to re-engineer our principles and systems of care. Likewise we hypothesised that the ICP would enable us to consolidate best practices such as multi- disciplinary working, structured professional judgement and the involvement of the patient and their carers. Thus far it has afforded us the opportunity to examine many aspects of the care delivered within the service. It has provided a shared understanding of key standards among clinicians, service users and carers that are necessary to implement a quality care pathway. It has certainly not been a stagnant process, and the initial work often bears no resemblance to the current process. In turn, we expect that it will continue to change as the path travelled is as important as the outcome and the ICP becomes a dynamic part of the organisation.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; HOSPITAL; PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS
Local subject classification:
INTEGRATED CARE PATHWAY; FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH UNIT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGill, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Neill, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTimmons, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-01T08:29:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-01T08:29:00Z-
dc.date.issued2010-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302543-
dc.description.abstractThe Central Mental Hospital in Ireland is one of the oldest forensic mental health units in Europe. The hospital is currently in the process of transforming from a single inpatient site to a modern national forensic mental health service. Central to this transformation is the need to move from the traditional security-focused model of care to a model of recovery. The challenge incumbent within this transformation is to incorporate a sophisticated amalgamation of the patients’ needs while recognising the broad range of security requirements in a forensic setting. This paper considered that adopting an integrated care pathway (ICP) approach would provide the service with a vehicle to re-engineer our principles and systems of care. Likewise we hypothesised that the ICP would enable us to consolidate best practices such as multi- disciplinary working, structured professional judgement and the involvement of the patient and their carers. Thus far it has afforded us the opportunity to examine many aspects of the care delivered within the service. It has provided a shared understanding of key standards among clinicians, service users and carers that are necessary to implement a quality care pathway. It has certainly not been a stagnant process, and the initial work often bears no resemblance to the current process. In turn, we expect that it will continue to change as the path travelled is as important as the outcome and the ICP becomes a dynamic part of the organisation.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Journal of Forensic Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALSen_GB
dc.subject.otherINTEGRATED CARE PATHWAYen_GB
dc.subject.otherFORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH UNITen_GB
dc.titlePillars and pathways: foundations of recovery in Irish forensic mental health careen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Forensic Practiceen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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