Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives

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Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives

Format:  Paperback,

256 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Apr 2011

ISBN-13: 9781405198653

ISBN-10: 1405198656

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"Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives" explores experiences, successes, interventions, and service user stories as well as lessons learned from the implementation experience surrounding assertive intervention. It provides a synthesis of expert experience in the field as well as experiences of grass roots team practitioners.This book makes a valuable contribution to the field by addressing in depth a wide range of topics critical to the delivery of assertive outreach services and providing practitioners with a manual into which they can feed lessons learned from other teams for continuous service improvement. This book is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in assertive outreach and community treatment approaches in mental health.

Special features: Provides a contemporary analysis of current service developments in the areaWritten by experts in the fieldCovers cross-cutting issues relevant to all areas of community mental health careIncludes multiple perspectives: service user, researcher, service manager, commissioner, clinician and carerCovers both service delivery and therapeutic interventionsExplores how the assertive outreach model is applied in the UK and Europe

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Apr 2011
ISBN-13: 9781405198653
ISBN-10: 1405198656
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 9.5 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9781405198653

Chapter outline

Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Editors' prefacep. xii
What does research tell us about assertive community treatment?p. 1
Multi-professional working in assertive outreach teamsp. 15
Fidelity and flexibilityp. 39
Cognitive behaviour therapy for assertive outreach service usersp. 59
Dual diagnosis: putting policy into practicep. 77
Use of medication in assertive outreachp. 93
Relatives', friends' and carers' experiences: involvement and supportp. 112
Service user experience: engagement and recoveryp. 134
Assertive outreach: stigmatising treatment or social inclusion?p. 153
Meeting the black and ethnic minority agendap. 172
Diversity and assertive outreachp. 191
Personal autonomy, leverage and coercionp. 210
Targets, outcomes and service evaluationp. 223
Funky mental healthp. 238
Indexp. 251

Book description

Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives explores experiences, successes, interventions, and service user stories as well as lessons learned from the implementation experience surrounding assertive intervention. It provides a synthesis of expert experience in the field as well as experiences of grass roots team practitioners.

This book makes a valuable contribution to the field by addressing in depth a wide range of topics critical to the delivery of assertive outreach services and providing practitioners with a manual into which they can feed lessons learned from other teams for continuous service improvement. This book is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in assertive outreach and community treatment approaches in mental health.

Special features:

  • Provides a contemporary analysis of current service developments in the area
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Covers cross-cutting issues relevant to all areas of community mental health care
  • Includes multiple perspectives: service user, researcher, service manager, commissioner, clinician and carer
  • Covers both service delivery and therapeutic interventions
  • Explores how the assertive outreach model is applied in the UK and Europe

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