Research - Consumer/Patient Level

Shared Decision Making (SDM) -- a process in which patients and treatment providers work collaboratively to make decisions -- is an ethical imperative and is critical for high-quality, recovery-oriented care. Yet, despite efforts to implement recovery-oriented care, people with severe mental illness (SMI) still have difficulty engaging as active partners in psychiatric treatment. The current project outlines a pilot effectiveness trial of a low-cost, high-innovation approach called GET PrEPD-Psychiatry (Goal Elicitation, Treatment Prioritization, & Electronically-Practiced Discussion).

Eskenazi Health has invested in a system-wide, mind-body approach to enhance the well-being of its staff and patients. Given high rates of depression in primary care, and comorbidity of depression with other psychiatric disorders and physical disorders such as diabetes, effectively integrating mind-body interventions into primary care has great potential to positively impact not only depression but also overall physical health.

Burnout, characterized by high levels of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (negative or cynical attitudes about patients), and a diminished sense of personal achievement, is very common among mental healthcare providers.

This study investigated the role of romantic relationships in the lives of individuals experiencing early psychosis. For those early in the course of a psychotic illness, interpersonal relationships have been identified as a top goal, yet there is a paucity of research examining the role of romantic relationships

Unemployment among veterans with mental illness is a pervasive and damaging problem, causing deleterious mental health and economic consequences. The factors that negatively impact occupational functioning in this group are not well understood.

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