Besides creating rights materials, the Mental Health Act Rights Advice (MHARA) research team has also developed information sessions for clinicians who give involuntary patients rights information.
These sessions have included:
- background on the motivation for this project
- an introduction to each of the rights materials and suggestions for how they can be used in a clinical context
- a chance for clinicians to ask questions about the Mental Health Act, especially as it relates to giving involuntary patients rights information
- a short focus group to learn from clinicians what they think are the main barriers to giving rights information
Information sessions can include some or all of these elements and can be in the format that best suits your clinicians’ needs, such as a lunch-and-learn or an open house. We will bring enough materials for participants at the session and some for you to begin using with patients right away.
We have delivered these sessions to clinicians in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Island Health regions and aim to expand them across the province.
If you would be interested in having an information session at your site, please contact us.