Emergency Mental Health Services in the Community / Edition 1

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of current understanding about the provision of emergency mental health services in an era of community orientated care. Major research findings and theoretical models which will shape future services are described and illustrated by detailed descriptions of successes both from Europe and North America. A multidisciplinary team of contributors detail the full range of community based schemes including acute respite care, home based care, day hospitals and family placements, as well as the use of accident and emergency departments and acute in-patient wards. The major factors which influence service development are also explored, Including the costs of acute care, the legal framework for emergency mental health work and the views of service users.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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'… a timely publication. The editors are to be congratulated for assembling such a comprehensive volume. It should be read by all involved in psychiatry.' Patrick Bracken, The Times Higher Education Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521452519
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Series: Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors; Foreword; Part I. Principles and Policies: 1. The scope and limitations of emergency mental health services in the community Heinz Katschnig; 2. Service models in emergency psychiatry: an international review Sonia Johnson and Graham Thornicroft; 3. Users' perspective on emergency needs Liz Sayce, Yvonne Christie, Mike Slade and Alison Cobb; 4. Legal aspects of mental health emergencies Ian Bynoe, Adina Halpern and Caroline Bates; 5. The economics of mental health emergency services Paul McCrone; 6. Suicide prevention David Kingdon and Rachel Jenkins; 7. Using the crisis Max Birchwood and Val Drury; 8. Community assessment of crisis Kim Sutherby and George Szmukler; Part II. Challenge of Implementation: 9. Establishing a local emergency service Geraldine Strathdee, Michael Phelan and Ann Watts; 10. Maintaining an emergency service Peter Tyrer; 11. Psychiatric emergencies in the casualty department Sonia Johnson and Howard Baderman; 12. Acute crisis respite care William H Sledge, Jack Tebes and Jaak Rakfeldt; 13. Family placement schemes as an alternative to short-term hospitalisation Russell Bennett; 14. Acute home-based care and community psychiatry Lorenzo Burti and Michele Tansella; 15. Acute day hospital care Francis Creed; 16. Acute in-patient wards Tom Sensky and Jan Scott; 17. The future of mental health emergency services Michael Phelan, Geraldine Strathdee and Graham Thornicroft; Index.

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