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Relatives and Patients as Partners in the Management of Schizophrenia: The Development of a Service Model

  • Jo Smith (a1) and Max Birchwood (a1)
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Considerable advances have been made in the family management of schizophrenia but there remains a major challenge for the psychiatric services to integrate these innovations into clinical practice. A number of important issues need to be considered in developing routine clinical services: the problem of engaging families in a therapeutic programme; the utility of the concept of ‘expressed emotion’; and procedures for clinical practice. The latter include the needs of low-EE families; maintaining quality of intervention in a clinical context; responding to the multiplicity of needs of the patient and family; and integrating family interventions with ongoing rehabilitation practice. A model of service provision is described.

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Based on a paper presented to the World Congress in Behaviour Therapy, Edinburgh, 1988.

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