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Recovery To Practice

Psychiatric   (1,039 Views | 2 Replies)
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WendyMSN has 13 years experience and specializes in Psychiatry.

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Tell me what your facility is doing to become more recovery oriented? Here is what we are implementing:

  • Staff is to keep their keys in their pockets and off of their badges.
  • Patients are to be invited individually to group/meals/etc instead of staff announcing in a loud voice.
  • Decrease the amount of chit chat between staff - hoping this gets staff engaged with the patients.
  • We are changing the language that is used. For example, instead of techs we are referring to them as counselors. It has a less institutional sound to it.
  • I am facilitating a Trauma Informed Recovery Oriented class to enhance the staff's knowledge of recovery and how we treat mental illness.

I am curious to hear what others are doing?

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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We've worked with a recovery model for years...one key thing is that we always encourage patients to become active participants in their care and subsequent recovery.

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The psych facility with which I'm affiliated has had a strong recovery and trauma-informed model in place for many years (I think my facility was one of the original leaders in this movement, but I can't swear to that). The tech title used is "milieu therapist."

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