Professional Competencies for Promoting Recovery in Mental Illness.

  • Williams C
  • Tufford L
  • C.C. W
 et al. 
  • 2


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A


    Citations of this article.


This study explored professional caregiving from the perspective of people diagnosed with schizophrenia to develop proposed professional competencies for promoting recovery. We conducted semi-structured qualitative interviews with 40 people diagnosed with schizophrenia to explore their experiences of caregiving. Interview segments related to professional caregiving were analyzed to derive categories and themes that described aspects of caregiving that clients believed contributed to their recovery. The proposed competencies derived from the interviews overlap with hypothesized competencies identified in the literature, but also suggest other areas of skill and attitude that relate to promoting recovery, including use of time, talk, and teamwork. The significance participants attach to time and talk suggests that services play an important role in recovery by creating the space for service users and service providers to engage in recovery-promoting practices. © 2012 Guilford Publications, Inc.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Audiorecording
  • Content Analysis
  • Data Analysis Software
  • Female
  • Human
  • Male
  • Mental Health Personnel
  • Middle Age
  • Patient Attitudes
  • Professional Competence
  • Professional Role
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Qualitative Studies
  • Recovery
  • Schizophrenia -- Rehabilitation
  • Semi-Structured Interview

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in


  • Charmaine C Williams

  • Lea Tufford

  • Williams C.C.

  • Tufford L.

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free