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By Marc Harrison, Damian Mitchell, David Howard

Fresh psychological well-being coverage has inquisitive about constructing community-based services, but the truth is still that sufferers experiencing acute episodes of disorder are quite often cared for in medical institution settings. Acute psychological health and wellbeing Nursing has been built as a consultant to the middle wisdom and abilities required for operating in inpatient settings.

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Experience of training mental health staff, in a variety of settings, has highlighted that access to adequate IT support systems remains far from a reality in many trusts and social service departments. , 1996) but it is not unreasonable for HoNOS data to be used (as part of an MDS) in the decisionmaking process. , 1999). qxd 4/5/04 11:56 AM Page 42 42 Acute Mental Health Nursing as possible, the risk of relapse and thus the need for re-admission. It considers two elements: 1. ‘Mean change in HoNOS scores, as measured on admission and discharge, within an in-patient population of people with severe mental illness’; 2.

Thornicroft, G. and Wykes, T. (1999) The Camberwell Assessment of Need. London: Gaskell. Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee (SNMAC) (1999) Practice Guidance: Safe and Supportive Observation of Patients at Risk. London: The Stationery Office. L. R. (1995) Health Measurement Scales: A Practical Guide to their Development and Use. Oxford: Oxford Medical Publications. C. J. (2002) ‘Impact of Event Scale: psychometric properties’, British Journal of Psychiatry, 180: 205–9. , Cormier, C.

However, HoNOS cannot be used to compare wards, districts, treatment regimes etc. , MDS) and like is compared with like. As the use of HoNOS becomes more widespread and its use more sophisticated then it will become possible for clinicians, managers and researchers to make more meaningful comparisons. If the HoNOS data are to be used in an aggregated form as part of a broader unit or service-wide assessment of the outcome of service populations, then its inclusion in an MDS in some form of IT system is essential.

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