What is the best treatment for Nancy in Aotearoa, New Zealand?

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dc.contributor.author Simpson, AV
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:27:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology, 2010, 10 (2), pp. 3 - 8
dc.identifier.issn 1443-9697
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14084
dc.description.abstract Depression is an increasing problem affecting New Zealand society with enormous social costs. Determining the best form of treatment for depressive symptoms is a complex issue located in an ongoing professional debate. This article asks what is best treatment for a hypothetical patient, Nancy residing in Aotearoa. It considers how we might know what is best for the patient. The medical model, with its disease perspective , sees cure in specific ingredients. Within this model Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs) are viewed as the best research method to determine the mos t effective therapy modality. RCTs however do not establish effectiveness in the practice setting. Within the bicultural New Zealand context this suggests that our patient may not be helped by a practitioner following an intervention recommended by the findings of RCTs. The contextual model views the effectiveness of psychotherapy as related to the context of the psychotherapy process regardless of the modality used. A related research methodology is single participant case studies. It is suggested that recording and aggregating the findings of single participant-case studies might produce more realistic data , generalisable to both New Zealand's Pakeha and Maori populations.
dc.publisher Australian Psychological Society
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.title What is the best treatment for Nancy in Aotearoa, New Zealand?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
dc.personcode 109593
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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