Public interest and private concern: the role of family carers for people suffering mental illness in the twenty first century

Parker, Robert, Leggatt, Margaret, and Crowe , Jim (2010) Public interest and private concern: the role of family carers for people suffering mental illness in the twenty first century. Australasian Psychiatry, 18 (2). pp. 163-166.

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Abstract

Objectives: This paper looks to examine the emerging role of carers as essential components in the management of individuals affected by severe mental illness in the context of modern legal and health policy environments.

Conclusions: Cultural and legal concepts of confidentiality within the doctor–patient relationship are complex. Increasingly, evidence is recognizing the essential role of carers in the quality management of individuals affected by severe mental illness and this emphasis is being further supported by innovative health policy and legislation. A public health definition for the role of carers may be a more appropriate way to consider their role in mental health management strategies.

Item ID: 15259
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: confidentiality, information sharing, mental health family carers, schizophrenia
ISSN: 1440-1665
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 04:35
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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