Better Mental Health Care by Graham Thornicroft

By Graham Thornicroft

A concise consultant to setting up, constructing and comparing glossy psychological well-being prone, supplying the correct facts to aid beneficial offerings among replacement types of care. It features a step by step advisor to what to do and the way to do it, considering the desires of individuals with psychological health problems within the basic inhabitants, the to be had assets, and the most coverage necessities. It additionally provides readers sensible assets to help them of their function in developing and constructing psychological future health companies with examples of most sensible perform taken from nations world-wide. additionally, key correct matters comparable to foreign agreements on human rights and directions on most sensible perform to lessen stigma and discrimination are defined.

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Further, an emphasis on continuity can develop stronger trusting relationships between staff and service-users, which is both desirable in itself and can be especially invaluable in crises [31]. Continuity can improve staff morale by keeping contact with the same group of service-users over a long enough time period to see improvement. 41 42 Chapter 4. The ethical base Communication can also help to provide a continuing service while individual members of staff are away on leave. Continuity of communication within the team also improves communication between the team and those outside, including the service-user’s family, who will receive a more consistent message.

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A service characteristic, experienced by users and their carers, which enables them to receive care where and when it is needed. A service characteristic with two dimensions: (i) By horizontal comprehensiveness we mean how far a service extends across the whole range of severity of mental illnesses, and across a wide range of patient characteristics (gender, age, ethnic group, diagnosis). (ii) By vertical comprehensiveness we mean the availability of the basic components of care (out-patient and community care; day care; acute in-patient and longer-term residential care; interfaces with other services), and their use by prioritised groups of patients.

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