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Serious Mental Health Problems in the Community : Policy, Practice & Research - Charles Brooker

Serious Mental Health Problems in the Community

Policy, Practice & Research

Paperback Published: 19th October 1999
ISBN: 9780702021275
Number Of Pages: 288

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The shift in the care of people with serious mental illness to community-based care has been the subject of intense policy, educational and research activity, yet the provision of effective services remains problematic. This book brings together experts from a range of disciplines to provide a comprehensive and contemporary account of community services. Section I: Contemporary Issues in Community Health Care Services provides an informed and critical overview of the effect of policy framework, organizational structures, economic issues and the principles of 'good' practice in the provision of community services for people with serious mental health problems. Section II: Specific Intervention strategies summarises much of the work to date on working effectively with people who have serious mental health problems. It combines research evidence and practical illustrations of approaches and interventions with informed comment on their efficacy and implementation in routine clinical practice. Chapters include key points, case studies, questions for reflection and discussion and suggested further reading. Relevant research and evidence is cited throughout and the need for further research in this area are emphasised. All students and practitioners involved in planning, providing and evaluating services for people who have serious mental health problems will find this book an invaluable source of information for developing and delivering effective services. Features: * Leading editors and contributors * Multidisciplinary perspectives, includes contributions from nurses, social workers, OTs and clinical psychologists * Evidence-based * First book to provide a comprehensive and practical overview of strategies for working in this area * Focuses on practice through case-studies

"This text will appeal to a wide professional audience owing to the breadth of the discussion; this does not, however, detract from the analytical and academic depth of the text." Nicole Clibbens, Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing
is the rarest of commodities - a book that explains things clearly and manages not to patronise. It also succeeds in making the reader feel equipped, rather than demoralised. Contributes hugely to the debate, and is honest and thought-provoking." Kate Bones, Nursing Times, Vol 94, no 36, 1998

Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health Servicesp. 1
Serious mental health problems in the community: The significance of policy, practice and researchp. 3
Principles of working with people who experience mental health problemsp. 14
Purchasing mental health servicesp. 36
The structure and organisation of community mental health teamsp. 62
The primary/secondary care interfacep. 87
Evaluating community mental health carep. 108
Economic evaluation of mental health services and treatment initiativesp. 130
Specific Intervention Strategiesp. 157
Family interventionp. 159
Cognitive behaviour therapy for severe mental illness: Strategies and techniquesp. 184
Early intervention in psychotic relapsep. 204
The administration and monitoring of neuroleptic medicationp. 238
The assessment and management of riskp. 265
Training for the workforcep. 291
Serious mental health problems in the community: Future directions for policy, research and practicep. 311
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780702021275
ISBN-10: 070202127X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 19th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.46 x 17.15  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.56