Publication
Title
Conceptualizing collaboration between childrens services and child and adolescent psychiatry: a bottomup process based on a qualitative needs assessment among the professionals
Author
Abstract
Little is known about the need of professionals of childrens services and child and adolescent psychiatry to collaborate. This study aimed to explore the perception of practitioners of both services with regard to a future collaborative partnership improving the wellbeing of children in childrens services. Eight focus groups were performed and analysed, following the principles of the Grounded Theory. The focus groups revealed that the professionals agree considerably concerning the outlines of the collaboration. They agree upon the primary goal of the partnership, their expected role and tasks. In addition, the partnership should develop in an atmosphere of mutual respect and with the intention to provide the best care for the child. The results of the focus groups are discussed in consideration of a future implementation of interventions on developing best practices at the intersection of childrens services and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Clinical child psychology and psychiatry
Publication
2010
ISSN
1359-1045
Volume/pages
15:2(2010), p. 251-266
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 08.04.2010
Last edited 15.02.2017
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