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Policy and Practice



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Mental Health: Policy and Practice by Helen Lester
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Encompassing information and ideas from the whole spectrum of mental health services, this text provides a unique and comprehensive overview of UK mental health policy and practice. Reviewing a wide range of adult mental health services, the text highlights examples of successful evidence-based practice, and discusses how services can be changed and improved. With reflective exercises to reinforce key messages, this is a clear and practical guide for students and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Mental Health Policy - Primary Care and Mental Health - Community Mental Health Services - Hospital Mental Health Services - Forensic Mental Health Services - Partnership Working - User Involvement - Anti-discriminatory Practice - Carers - Conclusion - Appendix A: Policy Chronology - Bibliography

Author Biography

HELEN LESTER is Reader in Primary Care in the Department of Primary Care at the University of Birmingham, UK, and an inner city GP. Her main research interests are primary care mental health, health inequalities and user involvement. JON GLASBY is Head of health and social care partnerships and a Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), University of Birmingham, UK. A qualified social worker, he is also a board member of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).
Release date NZ
March 30th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Palgrave Macmillan
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