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Title: Exploring the concept of mental health crisis
Author: Tobitt, S.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2007
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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