A web application to support recovery and shared decision making in psychiatric medication clinics

Psychiatr Rehabil J. Summer 2010;34(1):23-8. doi: 10.2975/34.1.2010.23.28.

Abstract

Topic: Web-based technology and peer support can be paired to create an enhanced medication visit that supports shared decision making between psychiatrists and people with psychiatric disabilities.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe an intervention to support recovery and shared decision making in the psychiatric medication visit. We will describe the CommonGround web application and a new role for peer staff in the medication clinic. Additionally, we will describe early adopters, patterns of use and lessons learned.

Sources used: Sources used include the application's database and observation of 8 sites using the web application with 4,783 users.

Conclusions: Despite the constraints on the typical 15-minute medication consultation, it is possible to use technology and peer support to create an enhanced medication visit that supports shared decision making in the psychiatric medication visit.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Kansas
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Patient Participation*
  • Peer Group*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Psychotropic Drugs / adverse effects
  • Psychotropic Drugs / therapeutic use*
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Social Support*
  • Software
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Psychotropic Drugs