Interprofessional practice and decision support: an organizational framework applied to a mental health setting

J Interprof Care. 2011 Nov;25(6):423-7. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2011.621768.


Decision support as a means to assist people in making healthcare decisions has been discussed extensively in the medical literature. However, the potential for use of decision support and decision aids with people with psychiatric disabilities in order to promote recovery has only begun to be researched and discussed in the mental health literature. Organizational factors that foster interprofessional practice within a decision support environment focused on mental health issues are examined in this paper.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Support Techniques*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Mental Disorders*
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Policy
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / organization & administration*
  • Staff Development
  • United States