What Patients With Severe Mental Illness Transitioning From Hospital to Community Have to Say About Care and Shared Decision-Making

Dawn I. Velligan, David L. Roberts, Cynthia Sierra, Megan M. Fredrick, Mary Jo Roach

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Abstract

Shared decision-making (SDM) has been slow to disseminate in mental health. We conducted focus groups with ten individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) treated in a 90 day, outpatient transitional care clinic. Parallel groups were held with family caregivers (n = 8). Individuals with SMI wanted longer visits, to have their stories heard, more information about options presented simply, to hear from peers about similar experiences, and a bigger say in treatment choices. Caregivers wanted to be invited to participate to a larger extent.  Results suggest that after a decade, SDM may not have the expected penetration in community mental health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-405
Number of pages6
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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