Revisiting current approaches of treatment and outcomes : the users' perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Poirel, Marie-Laurence
dc.contributor.author Corin, Ellen
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez Del Barrio, Lourdes
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-03T17:10:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-03T17:10:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Poirel, M.L., Corin, E., & Rodriguez Del Barrio, L. (2011). Revisiting Current Approaches of Treatment and Outcomes: The Users' Perspectives. International Journal of Mental Health, 40(3), 77-91. doi:10.2753/IMH0020-7411400305 en
dc.identifier.issn 0020–7411
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53248
dc.description.abstract A qualitative exploratory study was conducted in community-based centers that have developed nonmedical treatment approaches and programs for people with profound disorders of thought, emotions, and relationships. This report focuses in the users’ perspective. It addresses the complex issue of improvement and change associated with the treatment. The users views about their treatment experiences are reported through semistructured interviews. Users’ narratives describe different forms of improvement and change associated with their attendance at these community treatment centers. The transformations evoked cluster around a few recurring topics: the experience of oneself, the relationships with others, the reasons for living and their personal stance toward the common world. The findings of this exploratory study put forward a number of indications for both psychiatric practice and research. They confirm the importance of reinforcing holistic and human approaches to treatment. Similarly, they suggest that outcomes studies need to give an important place to qualitative methods, which give access to the users’ subjective experience of change and allow them to situate themselves within a larger life frame. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 77-91) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject JOURNAL ARTICLE en
dc.subject USE STUDIES en
dc.subject COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE en
dc.subject MEDICAL TREATMENT en
dc.subject LIFE VIEW en
dc.title Revisiting current approaches of treatment and outcomes : the users' perspectives en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 104518
idrc.project.componentnumber 104518014
idrc.project.title International Community-University Research Alliance Program (ICURA) en
idrc.copyright.holder M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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