Quality of life is not only for people served – it is also for staff: the Multi-Focal Approach
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2005
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume 49, Issue 10, pages 809–811, October 2005
How to Cite
Baum, N. (2005), Quality of life is not only for people served – it is also for staff: the Multi-Focal Approach. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49: 809–811. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00757.x
- Issue published online: 13 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 13 SEP 2005
- human resource development and quality of life;
- human resource programmes and quality of life;
- quality of life principles
Background To date, little attention has been given to the concept of quality of life around human resources employment programmes for staff working with persons with a dual diagnosis.
Method This article describes the implementation of quality of life principles to service provision for people with dual diagnosis and its application to staff training.
Results This type of experiential training facilitated change in staff's attitude to, and treatment of, the people served.
Conclusion Human resources development programmes should be based on the same core quality of life principles and domains that guide service delivery on the individual level.