Development of a recovery education program for inpatient mental health providers.

TitleDevelopment of a recovery education program for inpatient mental health providers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsChen S-P, Krupa T, Lysaght R, McCay E, Piat M
JournalPsychiatr Rehabil J
Date Published2014 Dec
KeywordsCanada, Clinical Competence, Female, Health Personnel, Humans, Inpatients, Male, Mental Disorders, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Psychiatry, Surveys and Questionnaires

OBJECTIVE: Mental health system transformation toward a recovery-orientation has created a demand for education to equip providers with recovery competencies. This report describes the development of a recovery education program designed specifically for inpatient providers.METHOD: Part 1 of the education is a self-learning program introducing recovery concepts and a recovery competency framework; Part 2 is a group-learning program focusing on real-life dilemmas and applying the Appreciative Inquiry approach to address these clinical dilemmas. A pilot study with a pretest/posttest design was used to evaluate the program. Participants included 26 inpatient multidisciplinary providers from 3 hospitals.RESULTS: The results showed participants' improvement on recovery knowledge (z = -2.55, p = .011) after the self-learning program. Evaluations of the group-learning program were high (4.21 out of 5).CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: These results support continued efforts to refine the program. Inpatient providers could use this program to lead interprofessional practice in promoting recovery.

Alternate JournalPsychiatr Rehabil J
PubMed ID24978621