Welcome to Week Two of the 6th Annual Addiction Day: Advancing Recovery within Addiction & Mental Health Website Discussion & Knowledge Exchange Forum
This week’s discussion and knowledge exchange will revolve around Measuring Recovery. By participating, your opinion will be incorporated into the conference’s plenary panel discussion. There are two ways to participate:
- The first is through an anonymous survey, located within this post.
- The second is by adding a reply to the bottom of this post! Let us know your views on the topic and add to the interactive discussion in the comments section!
Click the “Read More” button below to participate! The discussion topic, brief literature scan, anonymous survey, and the comments section are available within.
We would like to give special acknowledgement to the 6th Annual Addiction Day Presenters who have contributed to advancements relevant to this week’s discussion topic:
Many health services are interested in “putting recovery on the ground”, and are actively seeking the instruments they need in order to move recovery from an ideal vision into an everyday reality. Despite the many innovations taking place, and consensus regarding the importance of recovery, it has been suggested that programs/administrator/clinicians remain at a loss when they attempt to measure consumer recovery and/or whether their service promotes or impedes recovery. (Ridgway & Press, 2004).
We would love for you to share your thoughts and opinions!
Brief Literature Scan:
(Please note this is not an exhaustive, nor preferred list of publications. Rather, they are simply introductory literature to generate discussion. Please feel free to reference publications/resources/webprofiles of your choice in the website discussion & knowledge exchange forum).
1. Measuring the Promise: A compendium of Recovery Measures Volume II.
In November 2004, a total of thirty consumer/survivor and non-consumer researchers were convened to attend the invitational conference: Measuring the Promise: Assessing Recovery and Self Determination Instrument for Evidence Based Practices. The resultant compendium intends to provide a resource of current recovery and recovery related instrument health system stakeholders to use in research and evaluation.
Campbell-Orde, Chamberlin & Carpenter (2005). Measuring the Promise: A compendium of Recovery Measures Volume II.
The REFOCUS trial currently underway in England (2009-2014) seeks to develop:
i) recovery-focused fidelity measures and outcome measures;
ii) manualised recovery interventions; and
iii) randomised controlled trial evidence
There are 24 primary and secondary outcome measures in use.
Please visit the following link and view attached article for more information.
Slade, Bird, Boutillier, Williams, McCRone & Leamy. ( 2011). REFOCUS Trial: Protocol fro a cluster randomised controlled trial of a pro-recovery intervention within community based mental health teams. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-244X-11-185.pdf
3. Developing Recovery Enhancing Environments Measure (DREEM).
The Recovery Enhancing Environment Measure (REE) is a self-report instrument that gathers information/data about mental health recovery from people who receive mental health services.
Large mental health systems that want to ensure that each element of their service promotes recovery can use the DREEM to gather information/data across the system, establish some performance standards, and plan system transformation.
For more information on the DREEM please visit the following link:
Ridgway & Press (2004). Assessing the Reocvery – Commitment of your Mental Health Service: A users guide for the Developing Recovery Enhancing Environments Measure (DREEM). http://www.recoverydevon.co.uk/download/DREEM%20total%20dft4%20no%20tc.pdf
4. Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
Research studies have validated the fact that significant numbers of people with mental health problems and substance abuse disorders have been able to self- manage their conditions with positive outcomes.
Mary Ellen Copeland initially practiced WRAP® to help with her own struggles with mental health challenges. In 1997, Mary Ellen began to share WRAP® with other people who were struggling with a wide range of emotional, physical, and mental health challenges.
WRAP® is now being utilized in formal and informal recovery programs throughout the U.S and in countries around the world.
Higins, Callaghan, DeVRies, Keogh, Morrissey, Nash, Ryan, Biijbel & Carter, 2012.Mental Health Recovery and WRAP Education Programme; Report to the Irish Mental Health & Recovery Education Consortium. http://www.nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/assets/research/pdf/TCD-Evaluation-Report.pdf
Anonymous Opinion Survey
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Website Discussion & Knowledge Exchange Forum
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