The Recovery Movement: As the Mental Health Community Shifts to a More Patient-empowered Model, Clinicians Find New Ways to Provide Services, Support

We’re in the "me age." The age of the individual. The age of the consumer. Healthcare and healthcare information technology (IT) communities are not immune to this shift. There is a growing realization in the arena that care needs to be more patient-centric and patient empowering.

In the behavioral healthcare space, this is called the Recovery Movement. "Recovery-oriented practices," according to an article by Kendall Atterbury, are those that recognize the strengths of service users and empower them within the mental health system. … Recovery-oriented practices emphasize shared decision-making, respect for service user goals and the recognition of the full humanity of persons in care relationships" (Atterbury, 2014).

The model of the all-knowing clinician and the passive patient is coming to an end.

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