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Measuring the organisational recovery climate in a forensic high-secure service [2017]

The authors seek to build on an ongoing annual service evaluation, to measure commitment to providing recovery–based care. This study used two subscales of the Developing Recovery Enhancing Environments Measure (DREEM). These two measures, recovery markers (patients) and the organisational climate—recovery (staff), generate both qualitative and quantitative data which enable a range of rich data to emerge. Findings for the recovery markers revealed a statistically significant increase in patients’ level of perceived recovery between time 1 (2014) and time 2 (2015). There were not statistically significant differences in patients’ level of perceived recovery between time point 2 and time point 3 (2016), or between time 1 and time 3. The findings from the organisational climate—recovery, identified a statistically significant increase in staff level of agreement that the organisational climate supports the process of recovery between time 1 (2014) and time 2 (2015). However, between time 2 and time 3 (2016) there was a statistically significant decrease in the level of agreement. When comparing time 1 and time 3 there is a statistically significant increase in the level of agreement from staff that the organisational climate supports the process of recovery.

Joe Ayres, Terry Fegan, James Noak, Ignazio Puzzo

British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2017

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