As health and social care organisations respond to the health modernisation agenda, the use of integrated care pathways in mental health is fast growing. Care pathways which detail expected multidisciplinary interventions within a care experience and use variances to monitor care and facilitate quality improvement have been emerging throughout UK mental health services over the last few years.
Although advocated in health policy their introduction has been generally uncoordinated. Integrated Care Pathways in Mental Health is a timely gathering together of the recent developments in the field. It combines discussion of relevant and developing theory, with accounts of real time developments in practice.
The combination of knowledgeable discussion and credible experience of the contributors make this is an innovative text which will be of great value to those who are challenged with developing mental health care.
An introduction to care pathways in mental health services.
Advice on using care pathways to monitor the quality of mental health services.
Discussion on developing and operating integrated care pathways within multi-professional working practices.
Legal aspects of integrated care pathways.
Examples of working integrated care pathways.
Foreword (Antony Sheehan). Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Mental Health Integrated Care Pathways (Julie Hall and David Howard). Chapter 2 - Varaince Reporting and Quality Improvement (Julie Hall). Chapter 3 - Integrated Care Pathways and the Mental Health Modernisation Agenda (David Howard). Chapter 4 - Integrated Care Pathways and Integrated Working (Simon Wood and Barrie Green). Chapter 5 - Legal Aspects of Integrated Care Pathways (Ashley Irons). Chapter 6 - Integrated Care Pathways into the Care Programme Approach (Ruth Page and Rafael Sorribas). Chapter 7 - Using Integrated Care Pathways in Forensic Sciences (Karen J. Jenkins). Chapter 8 - An Integrated Care Pathways for Patients Presenting in Accident and Emergency who have Self-Harmed (Carol Jackson). Chapter 9 - Implementing the Scottish Schizophrenia Guidelines through the Use of Integrated Care Pathways (Mark Fleming). Chapter 10 - Implementing Integrated Care Pathways for Self-Harm in Acute In-Patient Care (Angus Forsyth). Chapter 11 - Using an Eating Disorder integrated Care Pathway for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Marie Rawdon, Richard Oldham and Julie Lambert). Chapter 12 - Using an Integrated Care Pathway to Deliver a Nurse-Led Clozapine Clinic (Susan Wakefield, Jon Painter, Malcolm Peet and Joanna Chave). Chapter 13 - Integrated Care Pathways for Older People's Mental Health Care (Adrian Roberts). Chapter 14 - Using an Integrated Care Pathway for Electro Convulsive Therapy (Alan Pringle). Chapter 15 - A Pathway for Crisis Triage and Assessment (Julie Hall and Jeannette Connelly). Index.