Center for Integrated Health Care: primary and mental health care for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Marion-LN; Braun-S; Anderson-D; McDevitt-J; Noyes-M; Snyder-M
J Nurs Educ 2004 Feb; 43(2):71-74
The Center for Integrated Health Care capitalizes on the abilities, drive, and autonomy of advanced practice nurses, resulting in an exciting, timely academic nursing center exemplar. People with severe and persistent mental illnesses receive care that is targeted specifically to a population with chronic mental illnesses and tailored to the unique individual by integrating primary and mental health care. This Center is a partnership between Thresholds, a psychosocial rehabilitation center, staff and University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing faculty. The Center's goals are to provide quality care, support teaching and learning for nursing and other health professional learners, and generate new knowledge related to the integration of mental and physical health care. To achieve long-term sustainability, the Center must partner with a federally qualified health center.
Humans; Men; Women; Mental-disorders; Mental-illness; Nursing; Nurses; Medical-personnel; Psychological-disorders; Psychological-factors; Health-care-personnel
Lucy N. Marion, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Nursing Practice and Department Head, Public Health, Mental Health & Administrative Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 8
The Journal of Nursing Education
University of Illinois at Chicago