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ERIC Number: EJ1110562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Collaborative Documentation in Mental Health: Applications to Rehabilitation Counseling
Sheehan, Lindsay; Lewicki, Todd
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v30 n3 p305-320 2016
Purpose: In this article, the emerging practice of collaborative documentation (CD) in community mental health care and its applications to rehabilitation counseling were explored. CD has the potential to promote greater client empowerment, clinical transparency, and documentation efficiency and quality; however, the CD process is not well validated through rigorous research. Method: We provide a critical analysis of issues with current documentation systems, principles of creating collaborative paperwork, and the potential outcomes for rehabilitation clients, agencies, and counselors who use CD. Results: The benefits of CD for rehabilitation educators, researchers, and practitioners will be provided for implementation in rehabilitation settings. Conclusion: Rehabilitation practitioners may be increasingly exposed to CD and transparency of treatment records. CD is a developing practice that fits well with the rehabilitation counseling philosophy and the profession's history of client inclusion in treatment planning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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