Communicating with carers and families: Information sharing for better outcomes
This information booklet is a practical guide for mental health clinicians regarding communicating effectively with carers and families.
'Effective communication with carers is vital in the delivery of high-quality mental health care. Carers must be recognised, respected, valued and supported for the essential service they provide. Where consumers refuse to consent to the sharing of information, general information about mental illness can still be given to carers without breaching confidentiality. Collaboration with carers should be sought as early as possible in any episode of treatment and care.'
- Author: School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, UWA; the Mental Health Division; the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and Carers WA
- Access via: Web
- Organisation: School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, UWA; the Mental Health Division; the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and Carers WA
- Website: Communicating with carers and families