Why is fidelity to the model important What are the pros and cons of the team

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Why is fidelity to the model important? What are the pro’s and con’s of the team approach? What are the criteria for discharge? What about Assertive Outreach in rural areas? What should an Assertive Outreach team take into account when considering skill mix? More recently teams and NHS managers have consulted their NFAO regarding commissioning and fidelity concerns as all services, including assertive outreach, have been financially squeezed. On top of this research findings (Killaspy et al 2006, Glover et al 2006) have shown that the effect of assertive outreach on reducing hospitalisation has been disappointing. NFAO published a response (Firn 2007) demonstrating the benefit
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135 and place for assertive outreach in modern mental health services, and has been working with the small number of services that have been threatened. Further Reading Firn, M. (2007). Assertive outreach: has the tide turned against the approach? Mental Health Practice , 10, 7, 24-27 Glover, G., Arts, G. and Babu, K.S. (2006). Crisis resolution/ home treatment team’s and psychiatric admission rates in England. British Journal of Psychiatry , 189, 441-445 Killaspy H., Bebbington, P. and Blizard, R. (2006). The REACT study: randomised evaluation of assertive community treatment in north London. British Medical Journal , 332, 7545, 815-818
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136 Part VIII: Useful Websites 1. Health Care Commission 2. National Forum for Assertive Outreach 3. Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust: Pharmacy Medicine Information 4. Drugs.com: Clozaril side effects 5. National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE): Equalities – Race, Gender, Age nimhe.csip.org.uk/our-work/equalities--race- gender-age.html 6. Department of Health: Delivering Race Equality at a glance ceFrameworks/Mentalhealth/BMEMentalHea lth/DH_4114938 7. Home Office: Police 8. Department of Health 9. Rethink 10. Social Care Institute for Excellence: Position paper 8: A common purpose: Recovery in future mental health services pp08.asp 11. Social Care Institute for Excellence: Whose recovery is it anyway? . asp 12. Institute of Psychiatry: Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) 13. Crossroads: Caring for Carers 14. Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health 15. National Institute for Clinical Excellence 16. 2 gether NHS Foundation Trust 17. National Institute for Mental Health
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137 Part IX: Glossary of Terms AC: Approved Clinician AMHP: Approved Mental Health Professional BME: Black and Minority Ethnic CAN: Camberwell Assessment of Need CANSAS: Camberwell Assessment Need Shortened Appraisal Schedule CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CMHT: Community Mental Health Team CPA: Care Programme Approach CPN: Community Psychiatric Nurse CTO: Community Treatment Order DACTS:
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