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Clinical Management in Mental Health Services

Chris Lloyd (Editor), Robert King (Editor), Frank Deane (Editor), Kevin Gournay (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-6977-6
200 pages
November 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Clinical Management in Mental Health Services is a practical guide to the day to day operational management of mental health teams. It explores both the theoretical aspects of management plus strategies for dealing with the wide range of management issues faced by managers working in mental health. It looks at issues such as leading a multidisciplinary team, Communication and Public Relations, the importance of clinical supervision, evidence-based practice, and quality assurance. It addresses the issue of workload management, clinical information management, how to plan a budget and how to manage stress.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction this Book (Chris Lloyd and Kevin Gournay).

Chapter 2. Leading a Multidiscplinary Team (Frank P. Deane and Kevin Gournay).

Chapter 3. Managing Workload in Mental Health Services (Robert King).

Chapter 4. Clinical Information Management (Jennifer Harland and Janette Curtis).

Chapter 5. Budget Management (Susan Brandis).

Chapter 6. Managing Critical Incidents in Clinical Management in Mental Health Services (Kevin Gournay).

Chapter 7. Public Relations and Communication (Victoria Maxwell, Debra Lampshire and Samson Tse).

Chapter 8. Organisational Changes toward Recovery Oriented Services (Samson Tse and Steve Barnett).

Chapter 9. Clinical Supervision (Robert King and Gerry Mullan).

Chapter 10. Performance Appraisal and Personal Development (Hazel Bassett).

Chapter 11. Dealing with Stress and Burnout (Chris Lloyd and Robert King).

Chapter 12. Quality Improvement (Frank P. Deane and Vicki Biro).

Chapter 13. Evidence Based Practice in Mental Health Services: Understanding the Issues and Supporting and Sustaining Implementation (Robert King and Frank P. Deane)

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Author Information

Chris Lloyd is Senior Lecturer in the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Robert King is Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Psychologist/Psychotherapist in private practice.

Frank Deane is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wollongong, Australia and Director of the Illawarra Institute for Mental Health, at the University of Wollongong

Kevin Gournay is Professor of Psychiatric Nursing at the Institutue of Psychiatry, London

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Multi disciplinary in focus

  • Clearly presents the day to day, practical issues of managing a mental health team

  • Case studies used throughout to illustrate theory into practice

  • Written by accomplished and renowned writers in the field
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