Establishment of community mental health systems in a post-deinstitutional era: a study of organisational structures and service provision in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, ISSN 1536-710X, E-ISSN 1536-7118, Vol. 14, no 2, 124-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article analyses the state of community mental health services for people with psychiatric disabilities and the interplay between policy level and conditions that the local service providers are facing. The study is based on document analysis and interviews with stakeholders in ten Swedish municipalities. The results show how systems are slow to change and are closely linked to local traditions. The services are often delivered in closed settings, and the organisations struggle to meet the needs of a new generation of users. There is a gap between local systems and national policies because the latter pays attention to the attributes of a recovery approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. Vol. 14, no 2, 124-144 p.
Community mental health services, evidence-based practice, home- and community-based services, mental health recovery, policy implementation, postdeinstitutionalization era, psychiatric disability, serious mental illness
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95053DOI: 10.1080/1536710X.2015.1014535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-95053DiVA: diva2:757116
FunderForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare