Values and behaviours: using the Ten Essential Shared Capabilities to support policy reform in mental health practice
The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
Article publication date: 20 July 2009
This paper will review aspects of current policy in mental health with specific reference to policy that has a values focus. In this context, values refers to the standards and expectations we hold and which we use to guide aspects of practice performance. Service users state that core values that support, respect choice, collaboration, and customer service are critical foundation stones of a trusting therapeutic relationship. Attending to these foundations for practice has merit in ensuring the quality of care delivery in mental health. This paper will analyse what this means for the mental health workforce in their engagement with service users and delivery of policy priorities. Finally, the paper will explore resources, such as the Ten Essential Shared Capabilities (see Appendix 1), which support engagement and ongoing promotion of person‐centred mental health care.
McGonagle, I. (2009), "Values and behaviours: using the Ten Essential Shared Capabilities to support policy reform in mental health practice", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 13-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200900013
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