Psychiatric Intensive Care

Psychiatric Intensive Care

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Significantly expanded and updated from the first edition, this edition of Psychiatric Intensive Care is essential reading for all healthcare professionals and managers involved in the care of the mentally ill patient, particularly in the intensive care environment. It provides practical and evidence-based advice on the management of disturbed and severely ill psychiatric patients in secure hospital settings. New chapters were added covering multidisciplinary team working, and emphasising the interface of psychiatric intensive care with other mental health specialities; specifically, Interface with General Psychiatry, Interface with Learning Difficulties, Interface with the Child and Adolescent, Interface with Substance Misuse, Interface with Social Work, User and Carer Issues, Legal Issues and National Standards and Good Practice in Psychiatric Intensive Care. This book should be read by all mental health team members working with disturbed psychiatric patients on an inpatient basis, as well as by management staff responsible for establishing and running these services.Each MHRT requires an up- to-date social circumstances report and, whilst the authorship is notspecified, it ... (2002b) issued a guide to report writing entitled a#39; Social Circumstances Report by Social Workers for Mental Health Review Tribunalsa#39;. The guidance suggests that the following is reported: a€c The patienta#39;s home and family circumstances, including the ... As the patienta#39;s advocate, using knowledge of housing legislation, the social worker entered into negotiations with the localanbsp;...

Title:Psychiatric Intensive Care
Author:M. Dominic Beer, Stephen M. Pereira, Carol Paton
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2008-03-27


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