Improving service delivery in mental health through collaboration: an Iranian experience

Mitra Khalafbeigi, Mehdi Rassafiani, Hamid Taherkhani

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One effective way to meet the demands of clients with mental health issues is through collaboration between the formal educational system and clinical setting. This report shares example of such a collaboration and its benefits for various aspects of services delivery. In this report we discuss a relationship between a psychiatric rehabilitation centre and one department of occupational therapy education in Iran, in the form of three activities: collaboration, education and research activities. This cooperation has improved the services. Moreover, it has encouraged occupational therapy students to have a better understanding of their involvement in the field of psychosocial rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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