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Tolan, Sinead; Fox, Jackie; Gallagher, Aideen
Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy
Knowledge and attitudes of Irish Occupational Therapists towards recovery
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Recovery Occupational Therapy Mental Health
The Irish policy document, "A Vision for Change" has stipulated that the recovery ethos should inform all levels of mental health care in Ireland. A cross-sectional study was used to explore the extent to which occupational therapists in Ireland were recovery-focused. Results showed that participants had the highest level of knowledge in terms of the positive role of peers in facilitating the recovery focus. The lowest level of knowledge was found with regards to recovery and symptoms of mental illness coexisting as well as the role of non-traditional interventions in the recovery process. The findings emphasize the strengths of occupational therapists in the implementation of "Vision for Change" for mental health consumers as well as areas where further development is needed.
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