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Author:
HUXLEY Peter
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 5.6.97, 1997, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

Argues that current ways of deciding who is severely mentally ill are flawed. Reports on a project which aims to identify all patients who have severe mental illness.

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Person centred planning: what's it all about?

Author:
SANDERSON Helen
Journal article citation:
Soundtrack, 11, December 1997, pp.6-7.
Publisher:
National Development Team

Explains some of the differences between traditional and person centred planning.

Journal article

Early intervention begins at home

Author:
CROMPTON Nigel
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 24.12.97, 1997, pp.27-28.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Early intervention and home support can prevent emotional distress from escalating into a psychiatric emergency. Describes how crisis intervention is paying off in Liverpool.

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Coming home to roost

Author:
TAYLOR Alison
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 6.11.97, 1997, p.14.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the impact of transfer from home to hospital to care in the community on one man after a breakdown. The author discusses the experiences which can, occasionally, lead to tragedy.

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Who are we listening to?

Author:
HOPTON John
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 8.10.97, 1997, pp.44-45.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Argues that high-profile mental health user groups are dismissing vital research and questions how representative they are of those who use their services.

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The role of the Approved Social Worker (ASW)

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine
Journal article citation:
Open Mind, 87, September 1997, p.21.
Publisher:
MIND

Outlines the role of the ASW in working with people with mental health problems.

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Measuring quality of life: a new and practical survey instrument

Authors:
GREENLEY James R., GREENBERG Jan Steven, BROWN Roger
Journal article citation:
Social Work: A journal of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 42(3), September 1997, pp.244-254.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Despite increasing recognition of the importance of measuring the quality of life (QOL) of people with severe mental illness, such assessments are seldom carried out because of the lack of an efficient, easy-to-use, and valid measurement instrument. To facilitate the gathering of QOL information in evaluation, programme improvement, or other efforts, the authors present a new short self-administered questionnaire called the Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ).

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New framework and nine million fund for mental health

Author:
GALBRAITH Sam
Journal article citation:
Third Force News, 26.9.97, 1997, pp.5-6.
Publisher:
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Describes the wide-ranging package of measures to improve the lives of people with mental health problems which was unveiled last week by the Scottish Office.

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The practice of geriatric psychiatry in three countries: observations of an American in the British Isles

Author:
REIFLER B.V.
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 12(8), August 1997, pp.795-807.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The author compares the practice of geriatric psychiatry among the three countries: Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Reviews how the practice of geriatric psychiatry is carried out, and the mental health services available in each country, including organisational characteristics. Findings suggest the USA is the most entrepreneurial of the three, Britain's greatest strength is the uniformity and comprehensiveness of its services, and Ireland provides an excellent model for nations of comparable size. Also found that considerable change is occurring in all three countries.

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Coming out: time to acknowledge the importance of counselling skills in occupational therapy

Authors:
JOB Teresa, BROOM Wendy, HABERMEHL Fiona
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(8), August 1997, pp.357-358.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Discusses the importance of counselling as an integral part of current occupational therapy.

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