General Practitioners' peer support needs in managing consumer's mental health problems: A literature review and needs analysis.

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2008-10-12T04:11:23Z
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Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor
Holmwood, Chris
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Abstract
Looks at current arrangements for peer support/supervision in Australia in a number of professions which undertake psychotherapy. .A number of different models and issues are examined. The need for peer support/supervision for GPs undertaking psychotherapy is also assessed and an argument is made for its necessity.
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This literature review was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to inform the development of the Access to Allied Health Services component of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care Initiative.
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Mental health services--Australia, Mental health counseling--Australia, Primary Mental Health Care Australian Resource Centre (PARC), Primary Mental Health Care Initiative, General Practitioners, Peer counseling
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