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New avenues of quality assurance & evidence-based practice: Helping consumers evaluate mental health services and clinicians: A grant proposal
by Shaffer, Vanessa R., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 88; 1466348
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this grant proposal is to implement an evaluation protocol within the Veterans Administration (VA) department of Social Work. The creation of a website that allows the Veteran consumer of mental health services at the VA input feedback and evaluation about the services they are receiving, their perceptions about the effectiveness and their relationship with the clinician providing the services. The “front end” or public accessible website would interface with the social work database that documents the clinician's progress notes allowing the clinician and management to review the similarities or discrepancies between reports. It aims to serve as a departmental evaluation tool for program directors and workers to gain information about protocols implemented and outcome measures; it can be used as an impetus for needed change or positive recognition and to track best practices for positive client outcomes. The purpose of this grant was to locate a foundation to fund the creation and implementation of the web based evaluation program. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Clinical psychology, Military studies
Publication Number: 1466348
ISBN: 978-1-109-17666-7
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