The construction and implementation of a psychosocial interventions care pathway within a low secure environment: a pilot study.

Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing

PubMedID: 12472827

Baker JA, O'Higgins H, Parkinson J, Tracey N. The construction and implementation of a psychosocial interventions care pathway within a low secure environment: a pilot study. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2002;9(6):737-9.
This paper builds on previous articles that explore the use of psychosocial interventions within inpatient settings. There are obvious difficulties in the implementation of psychosocial interventions in practice. The authors suggest that one method of developing psychosocial interventions within services is to provide organizational support to clinicians. This paper explores the development and initial implementation of a psychosocial care pathway within an inpatient setting to provide such support. It concludes with a summary of the immediate effect of the pathway on care.