Are Clinical Pathways possible in pysch - A debate

  1. As a psych nurse, I have contemplated on clinical pathways and I wonder is it possible in psych. How do you set up pathways for an admission of one with Chronic Schiz. Time frames vary as well as treatment process. As a psych hospital we can move client groups from acute to extended care so the time frame can be two weeks to two years as an inpatient. The question is, are clinical pathways achievable, measureable and effective in improving care?

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