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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151812
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Disconnection: Housing, Income Support, and Mental Health Policy
Abstract:
Disconnection: Housing, Income Support, and Mental Health Policy
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Forchuk, Cheryl, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Western Ontario/Lawson Health Research Institute
Title:Professor/Scientist
Co-Authors:Katherine Turner, BA, LLB, CED, (dip); Libbey Joplin, BA, MTS, CAPE; Ruth Schofield, RN, MSc(T); Rick Csiernik, MSW, PhD, RSW; Carolyne Gorlick, PhD
There is a disconnection between evolving policies in the arenas of mental health, housing and income support in Canada. A Community University Research Alliance on Housing and Mental Health undertook a policy analysis to gain an increased understanding of policies affecting psychiatric consumer / survivors' access to appropriate housing. One of the complexities of analysing the intersection of these policies is that in Canada, federal, provincial and municipal policies are involved. Canada is without a national mental health policy but in recent decades policies of deinstitutionalization from hospital to community have been pursued at the provincial level. During this same period the availability of affordable housing has decreased as responsibility for social housing has been downloaded from federal to provincial to municipal levels. Canada also stands alone as a developed nation with no national housing policy. Since what is ôaffordableö is dependant upon personal economic resources, it is also important to understand policies related to income support. Over the past decade income supports have also been diminished. Psychiatric survivors have long been identified as at risk for homelessness. With the disconnection between housing, income and mental health policies and the lack of a national policy in any of these areas further contributes to this risk. Nursing and other professionals will benefit from increased awareness of such issues and may apply this knowledge in working toward improved health for this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDisconnection: Housing, Income Support, and Mental Health Policyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151812-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Disconnection: Housing, Income Support, and Mental Health Policy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Forchuk, Cheryl, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Western Ontario/Lawson Health Research Institute</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor/Scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cforchuk@uwo.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Katherine Turner, BA, LLB, CED, (dip); Libbey Joplin, BA, MTS, CAPE; Ruth Schofield, RN, MSc(T); Rick Csiernik, MSW, PhD, RSW; Carolyne Gorlick, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is a disconnection between evolving policies in the arenas of mental health, housing and income support in Canada. A Community University Research Alliance on Housing and Mental Health undertook a policy analysis to gain an increased understanding of policies affecting psychiatric consumer / survivors' access to appropriate housing. One of the complexities of analysing the intersection of these policies is that in Canada, federal, provincial and municipal policies are involved. Canada is without a national mental health policy but in recent decades policies of deinstitutionalization from hospital to community have been pursued at the provincial level. During this same period the availability of affordable housing has decreased as responsibility for social housing has been downloaded from federal to provincial to municipal levels. Canada also stands alone as a developed nation with no national housing policy. Since what is &ocirc;affordable&ouml; is dependant upon personal economic resources, it is also important to understand policies related to income support. Over the past decade income supports have also been diminished. Psychiatric survivors have long been identified as at risk for homelessness. With the disconnection between housing, income and mental health policies and the lack of a national policy in any of these areas further contributes to this risk. Nursing and other professionals will benefit from increased awareness of such issues and may apply this knowledge in working toward improved health for this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:14:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:14:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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