The supportive care needs of individuals recovering from first episode psychosis: a scoping review

Davies, Ellen L., Gordon, Andrea L., Pelentsov, Lemuel J., and Esterman, Adrian J. (2018) The supportive care needs of individuals recovering from first episode psychosis: a scoping review. Perspectives in Psychiatriac Care, 55. pp. 6-14.

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Background: First episode psychosis (FEP) can be a traumatic experience thatmay alter an individual's ability to meet their own needs. The Supportive Care Needs Framework (SCNF) could complement the recovery-oriented, person-centred approach that is the current foundation of mental health care.

Aim: To identify the supportive care needs (SCNs) of individuals recovering from a FEP.

Methods: A scoping review of the literature was undertaken. Review questions were developed, and relevant studies were identified through database and hand searches of peer-reviewed journal articles. Data from selected articles were tabulated, and contextual meaning was given to the data through a process of collating, summarizing, and reporting.

Results: A total of 14 peer-reviewed journal articles met inclusion criteria. SCNs were identified at different stages of recovery, ranging from initial treatment to 7 years postdiagnosis. Emotional, informational, practical, psychological, and social needs were identified in over half of the included articles, while needs in the physical and spiritual domains were identified in less than five.

Conclusions: Unmet needs in each of the seven domains of need of the SCNF were identified in this population. There are a number of gaps in the literature relating to the specific needs of this population and the timing for which individualsmay require more supportive care in their recovery journey.

Item ID: 57308
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1744-6163
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 00:39
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420313 Mental health services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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