The Development of a Care Delivery Model within a Psychiatric Setting: An Evidence-Based Partnership Approach

Tuesday, 14 July 2009: 4:25 PM

Sylvie Marshall-Lucette, PhD, MSc, RN, RNT
Faculty of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University & St George's University of London, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Julia Gale, PhD, BSc, RN, RNT
Faculty of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University & St George's University of London, London, United Kingdom

Learning Objective 1: To discuss the implications of new models of health care delivery on nurse education

Learning Objective 2: To appreciate the importance of evidence based strategies in the development of healthcare delivery models

This paper draws from a joint Mental Health Trust and a Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences funded project, in the UK. The Recovery Model (RM) was adopted by the Trust as a framework of care delivery. The concept of recovery is relatively new in the UK and takes the position that people can recover from a mental illness and go on to lead a meaningful, satisfying and valued life. However, since there was no evidence of clinicians’ extent of understanding of the model and its application to care delivery within the Trust, an assessment of educational needs was considered necessary as well as fundamental changes in vision, culture and practice.  Consequently, the project key aim was to establish the extent to which the nurses’ care delivery and the Faculty continuing professional development (CPD) programmes were consistent with RM.The presentation will focus on an aspect of the project in which data were collected from a group of community psychiatric nurses (CPNs) for an Educational and Training Needs Analysis.  A ‘self-efficacy’ questionnaire, which was constructed by translating key components of RM into a six-point scale with 12 items that measured the relationship between the CPNs’ knowledge and skills, will be discussed.  Additionally, a content analysis of pre-determined items, undertaken from all the Faculty CPD Mental Health curricula, will also be addressed. In conclusion, it will be argued that the outcomes of the project provided an evidence-based indicator for appropriate education that meets organisational and stakeholder needs.