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Exploring the concept of mental health crisis.

Tobitt, S.; (2007) Exploring the concept of mental health crisis. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment teams are a recent addition to UK mental health services, and offer rapid, around-the-clock response to people in mental health crisis. This review addresses conceptual understandings of crisis, and the model and effectiveness of team intervention to resolve crisis. The literature reviewed reaches some consensus in describing the crisis phenomenon, but theoretical understandings of the concept stand in opposition rather than complement one another. While unitary, the team configuration comprises crisis resolution work and home treatment. Some well-designed outcome studies have clearly shown the teams can successfully reduce hospital admissions through home treatment. However, outcome studies have somewhat limited themselves to this measure of success, and measures of crisis resolution are neglected.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Exploring the concept of mental health crisis.
Identifier: PQ ETD:591345
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Sensitive information has been removed from the ethesis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1444052
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