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Leading a Recovery-oriented Social Enterprise


Raeburn, T and Hungerford, C and Sayers, J and Escott, P and Lopez, V and Cleary, M, Leading a Recovery-oriented Social Enterprise, Issues in mental health nursing, 36, (5) pp. 362-9. ISSN 0161-2840 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3109/01612840.2015.1011760


Recovery-oriented mental health services promote the principles of recovery, such as hope and optimism, and are characterized by a personalized approach to developing consumer self-determination. Nurse leaders are increasingly developing such services as social enterprises, but there is limited research on the leadership of these programs. Leading a recovery-oriented mental health nurse social enterprise requires visionary leadership, collaboration with consumers and local health providers, financial viability, and commitment to recovery-focused practice. This article describes the framework of an Australian mental health nursing social enterprise, including the service attributes and leadership lessons that have been learned from developing program sustainability.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107293
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-09
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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