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Comorbidity Competencies Skills Indicators - Improving Services to Support Recovery from Comorbidity in Tasmania

Citation
Graham H & White R (2011) Comorbidity Competencies Skills Indicators - Improving Services to Support Recovery from Comorbidity in Tasmania. Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania. http://www.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/193423/Comorbidity_Competencies_Skills_Indicators.pdf

Abstract
The Comorbidity Competencies have been designed specifically for practitioners in the Tasmanian alcohol and other drugs sector. These Competencies are not intended to replace existing quality improvement frameworks or organisation-specific performance indicators. Instead, they have been designed as ‘skills indicators’ to complement existing standards by articulating the types of skills required to adequately support people with co-existing mental illness and substance misuse (rather than just one or the other). These competencies are by no means comprehensive, and should be tailored and expanded by managers and quality improvement staff within the context of their organisation and scope of service delivery. Also, practitioners may use them to assess and advocate for areas they feel they need professional development, or to understand how to hone a particular core practice skill to a more specialist or advanced level.

Keywords
Recovery; Comorbidity; Alcohol and other drugs; rehabilitation; drugs; addictions; mental illness; complex needs; vulnerability; capacity building; workforce development; health; social work

StatusPublished
Author(s)Graham, Hannah; White, Rob
Publication date28/02/2011
PublisherUniversity of Tasmania
Publisher URLhttp://www.utas.edu.au/…s_Indicators.pdf
Place of publicationHobart, Australia
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