Friday, July 06, 2007

How families feel about AOT

The Otago community treatment order study has provided us with valuable information on how AOT has been working in New Zealand. There, researchers examining the views of participants concluded that, “the usefulness of community treatment orders is accepted by most patients under them in New Zealand, as well as by most physicians.” Their most recent study, “Family perspective on community treatment orders: a New Zealand study” carries this research over to consumers’ families, a group whose experiences and views of their family members have been little studied.

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