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Using needs assessments to understand continuing disability in patients with enduring mental illness. Implications for considerations of service development
Particular strengths of the MRC Needs for Care Assessment Schedule have been used to investigate the treatment status of patients with persistent psychiatric disability in ways that other needs assessment tools are unable ...
Selecting and monitoring living skills in forensic mental health care: Cross-border validation of the BEST-Index
Background: Assessment of living skills and violence risk in forensic psychiatric patients is a priority for clinicians. Suitably fine-grained instruments are rare. Aim: We cross-validate a norm-based psychometric assessment ...
Is everything in the garden rosy? An integrated care pathway for acute inpatient mental health care, from development to evaluation: Part 2
This is the second paper of two, which considers the development, use and evaluation of an integrated care pathway (ICP) for acute inpatient mental health care. This paper reports an evaluation that was carried out to ...
Practice-based evidence: Benchmarking NHS primary care counselling services at national and local levels
There are a number of problems for evidence-based practice (EBP) including limited generalizability of efficacy research results, the consequent lack of confidence in the relevance of such research, and the conceptual ...