Psychosocial rehabilitation and psychiatry: What are the boundaries?
Journal/Book: Can J Psychiatry. 1996; 41: Suite 200, 237 Argyle Ave, Ottawa on K2P 1B8, Canada. Canadian Psychiatric Assoc. 28-35.
Abstract: Objectives: 1. To examine the conceptual underpinnings of psychosocial rehabilitation and underscore its essential relationship to the practice of psychiatry. 2. To explore and dispel some misunderstandings and myths that practitioners in each field sometimes carry about the other. Method: Literature review and observation. Results: Psychiatry and psychosocial rehabilitation's shared emphasis on the biopsychosocial nature of mental illness forms a compelling basis for cooperative enterprise. Conclusions: Mentally ill persons are best served when the disciplines of psychiatry and psychosocial rehabilitation come together in a common cause.
Note: Article LL Bachrach, 19108 Annapolis Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
Keyword(s): COMMUNITY MENTAL-HEALTH; CARE; MODEL