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How Greek healthcare services are affected by the Euro crisis

12 June 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Greece’s economic crisis is having a detrimental effect on the country’s health service. Government cutbacks have forced hospitals to merge, reduced nurse-to-patient...

Mental health emergencies: using a structured assessment framework

09 March 2012

Emergency Nurse

CPD

People who have mental health crises while attending emergency departments (EDs) require immediate assessment and management, and ED staff must be prepared to meet...

Prevention and treatment of obesity in adults with learning disabilities

01 April 2012

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

People with learning disabilities experience health inequalities and are at greater risk than the general population of developing problems associated with an...

Does a specialist team impact on repetition rates and discharge outcomes following the first episode of self-harm?

01 April 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

Self-harm (SH), as defined in the UK in guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE 2004), refers to acts of self-poisoning...

Case management: a critical review

01 May 2004

Mental Health Practice

Care

This article examines case management as a vehicle for delivering comprehensive co-ordinated care for persons affected by serious and enduring mental illness (SMI)....

Two-handed assessment in crisis response work

01 February 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

The South and East Belfast Trust crisis response team was formed in January 2004. During our first three months together we carried out benchmarking visits to more...

Providing streamlined multiagency care for high-intensity users of mental health and emergency services

24 May 2018

Mental Health Practice

reducing use of emergency services

Mental health service users often use emergency services and emergency departments (EDs) at a higher rate than the average member of the public. It has been proposed...

Mobile crisis response teams: the evidence for joint police and mental health responses for people in mental health crisis

Mental Health Practice

evidence & practice

In the UK, police officers who respond to people in mental health crisis in the community must judge whether or not the people they are dealing with require...

Home - based

01 September 1998

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Mental health services should offer 24- hour care for people in acute mental health crises (DoH 1996). For people with severe mental illness this is most commonly...

Risk management in a survivor-led crisis service

01 December 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The perception that there is a climate of fear and blame in mental health services often drives people away from them and causes workers to practise defensively. The...