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Motivational care planning - Self management in indigenous mental health

Nagel, Tricia and Thompson, Carolyn (2008). Motivational care planning - Self management in indigenous mental health. Australian Family Physician,37(12):996-1001.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10201xPUB19
Title Motivational care planning - Self management in indigenous mental health
Author Nagel, Tricia
Thompson, Carolyn
Journal Name Australian Family Physician
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 12
ISSN 0300-8495   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 996
End Page 1001
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract BACKGROUND: Detection and treatment of mental illness in indigenous communities is often complicated by cross cultural difference, social complexity and comorbid disorders.

OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the development of self management skills in mental health, with particular reference to the use of brief interventions in remote indigenous communities, and highlights qualitative findings of a recent study which sought to integrate these interventions into a practical approach to treatment.

DISCUSSION: Shifting to a self management and recovery orientation of mental health services has proven to be challenging. The challenges to autonomy and ownership of treatment plans are even more manifest for indigenous people. Therefore, there is a need to focus on effective and efficient brief interventions that promote self management.
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