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Acute Mental Health Care in the Community: Intensive Home Treatment

Acute Mental Health Care in the Community: Intensive Home Treatment

Neil Brimblecombe

ISBN: 978-1-861-56189-3

May 2001

228 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$78.99

Description

This innovative text focuses on a key aspect of community mental health care - Intensive Home Treatment (IHT). It examines the issues surrounding the provision of home treatment to individuals as an alternative to psychiatric admission.

Divided into three parts the book discusses current practice in the UK, then describes some of the clinical approaches and interventions used in home treatment and goes on to explore the impact of interagency and interprofessional issues on the day to day working of home treatment services. Neil Brimblecombe has drawn together the work of a wide range of mental health professionals including nurses, social workers and psychiatrists to provide those who work in this progressive field an authoritative and comprehensive text which they will find invaluable as they develop their practice and provision of home treatments.

IHT- an historical account.

IHT services - current position in the UK.

Researching IHT.

Assessment.

Suicide.

Elderly.

IHT and the Mental Health Act.

Stress in IHT.

Users experience.

Interagency issues.

Critical psychiatry.

Developing services.