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Identifying clinical competencies that support rehabilitation and empowerment in individuals with severe mental illness.
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PMID:  10932445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Individuals with severe mental illness often do not receive appropriate treatment or rehabilitation. One approach to improving their care begins by identifying competencies that clinicians should possess. This project developed a set of core clinical competencies that pertain to community-based care and support the goals of empowerment and rehabilitation. Development of the competency set began with review of existing literature and competency statements, and focus groups and interviews with clients, family members, clinicians, managers, experts, and advocates. Representatives from each of these groups participated in a national panel and used a structured process to identify 37 final competencies. Panel members agreed that these competencies are very important in determining outcomes and often are not present in current clinicians. This project demonstrates that it is possible to develop a core competency set that can be strongly supported by diverse groups of stakeholders. These competencies may be useful in clinician training, recruitment, and credentialing efforts.
A S Young; S L Forquer; A Tran; M Starzynski; J Shatkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of behavioral health services & research     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1094-3412     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Health Serv Res     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-19     Completed Date:  2000-09-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9803531     Medline TA:  J Behav Health Serv Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterans Affairs, West Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare Center, CA 90073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Consumer Satisfaction
Power (Psychology)*
Psychotic Disorders / rehabilitation*
Quality Assurance, Health Care
United States
Grant Support

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