The recovery orientation of patients and staff in a high secure hospital
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The recovery orientation of patients and staff in a high secure hospital

Joe Ayres Lead for occupational therapy & arts therapies, West London Mental Health Trust, Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, West Berkshire
Terry Fegan Practice development nurse, West London Mental Health Trust, Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, West Berkshire
James Noak Deputy director of nursing, West London Mental Health Trust, Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, West Berkshire

Joe Ayres and colleagues present the findings of a service evaluation of two interventions introduced at Broadmoor Hospital

Before and after introducing the recovery approach at Broadmoor Hospital the views of patients and staff were assessed using two subscales of the Developing Recovery Enhancing Environments Measure (DREEM), which is used to assess recovery. Findings indicated a limited or negative effect on the perceptions of staff, but a small positive effect on those of patients on integrating recovery principles in care delivery. Simultaneous service reconfigurations may have had a negative impact. The DREEM subscales emerge as effective tools for evaluating specific interventions to promote the recovery approach in a forensic high secure environment.

Mental Health Practice. 17, 7, 20-24. doi: 10.7748/mhp2014.04.17.7.20.e898

Correspondence

joe.ayres@wlmht.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 05 June 2013

Accepted: 01 October 2013

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