Turning the Tables: Inpatients as Decision Makers in the Treatment Mall Program at a State Hospital

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Professionals have traditionally accomplished rehabilitative program development at public inpatient psychiatric facilities with limited input from program users. This report describes initial results and observations associated with the introduction of a user-controlled decision-making council built into the program development design of an evolving treatment mall at a state facility. Participant productivity and the satisfaction expressed by participants with regards to this approach captured the attention of staff facilitators and clinical managers, providing a sound basis for future impact studies.

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