Public interest and private concern: The role of family carers for people suffering mental illness in the twenty first century

Robert Parker, Margaret Leggatt, Jim Crowe

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    Abstract

    Objectives: This paper looks to examine the emerging role of carers as essential components in the management of individuals affected by severe mental illness in the context of modern legal and health policy environments. Conclusions: Cultural and legal concepts of confidentiality within the doctorpatient relationship are complex. Increasingly, evidence is recognizing the essential role of carers in the quality management of individuals affected by severe mental illness and this emphasis is being further supported by innovative health policy and legislation. A public health definition for the role of carers may be a more appropriate way to consider their role in mental health management strategies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-166
    Number of pages4
    JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • Confidentiality
    • Information sharing
    • Mental health family carers
    • Schizophrenia

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