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dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Anita
dc.identifier.citationGibbs, A. (2010). Coping with Compulsion: Women’s Views of Being on a Community Treatment Order. Australian Social Work, 63(2), 223–233. doi:10.1080/03124070903265740en
dc.description.abstractAn interview-based study of 42 people with serious mental illness was undertaken in New Zealand during the early 2000s. Of the 42 people, 10 were women. The women were either currently on a Community Treatment Order or had been recently discharged from a long period of being on a Community Treatment Order. Analysis of the original interview data revealed how these women experienced both benefits and limitations under conditions of compulsory community treatment. The women's key workers, clinicians, and nominated family members were also interviewed. The findings indicate that women considered the overall advantages of Community Treatment Orders to outweigh the disadvantages. Advantages included: greater access to treatment and respite care in hospital; and an increased sense of safety and reassurance for women and their families. Disadvantages included: some restrictions, such as where women resided; feelings of stigma; and having to comply with treatment with the threat of being returned to hospital if they did not. Overall, Community Treatment Orders made a significant impact on the lives of the 10 women but they also allowed the women to remain out of hospital long enough to rebuild their lives and maintain their close relationships.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Social Worken_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectCommunity Treatment Ordersen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectMental Illnessen_NZ
dc.titleCoping with Compulsion: Women's Views of Being on a Community Treatment Orderen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender and Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statement© 2010 Australian Association of Social Workersen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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