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A practical handbook to everything a practitioner needs to know about dealing with children and young people who visit an emergency department with mental health problems.
Provides accessible knowledge on child and adolescent mental health problems and what to do about them.

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A practical handbook to everything a practitioner needs to know about dealing with children and young people who visit an emergency department with mental health problems.
Provides accessible knowledge on child and adolescent mental health problems and what to do about them.

Clinical examples and comprehensive, easy to follow guidance are given throughout.

Will help all practitioners working in A&E to provide a better service to patients by improving their understanding and skills related to young people s mental health.

Subjects covered include: confidentiality; understanding the family; developmental and legal contexts; ‘being’ therapeutic; carrying out balanced risk assessments; service organisation and resourcing.

Readership

All healthcare professionals working in emergency medicine.

Plus, junior doctors in both psychiatry and paediatrics (who are often the first out-of-hours port-of-call).

Table Of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. CONTEXTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

3. EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT AND CRISIS INTERVENTION

4. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH PRESENTATIONS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

5. SELF-HARM: ISSUES, ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

6. DEALING WITH VIOLENCE AND SERIOUS BEHAVIOURAL DISTURBANCE
RESTRAINING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: GUIDELINES
RAPID TRANQUILLISATION GUIDELINES

7. CONSENT, CAPACITY AND THE LAW

8. CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD PROTECTION

9. CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

10. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

11. CONFIDENTIALITY AND INFORMATION-SHARING

12. PRACTITIONERS AND PATHWAYS: A COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK

13. ISSUES FOR DEPARTMENT HEADS AND MANAGERS

APPENDICES

1. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JOINT COLLEGES’ WORKING GROUP ON CAMHS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

2. PROTOCOLS AND SOME EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE IDEAS AND SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS

3. THE TEN ESSENTIAL SHARED CAPABILITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

4. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MENTAL HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL: AN EXAMPLE – Diana Hulbert

5. MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION CHECKLIST – Tony Kaplan

Also Available

Parent-Training Programmes for the Management of Young Children with Conduct Disorders: Findings from Research – ISBN 1901242803
Seminars in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrys, 2nd Edition – ISBN 1904671136

RCPsych Publications is the publishing arm of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (based in London, United Kingdom), which has been promoting excellence in mental health care since 1841.

Produced by the same editorial team who publish The British Journal of Psychiatry, they sell books for both psychiatrists and other mental health professionals; and also many written for the general public.
Their popular series include the College Seminars Series, the NICE mental health guidelines and the Books Beyond Words series for people with intellectual disabilities.

RCPsych publishes in all areas of psychiatry and mental health, including but not limited to:
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