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Toward a national approach to information sharing in mental health crisis situations : Expert Advisory Committee on Information Sharing in Mental Health Crisis Situations report.

Author: Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care. Mental Health Branch.; National Mental Health Strategy.
Publisher: Canberra : Department of Health and Aged Care, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English
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This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Expert Advisory Committee on Information Sharing in Mental Health Crisis Situations. The Committee was charged with the brief of progressing the practice of, and arrangements for, information sharing between police, mental health and other health services giving particular attention to: ethical and legislative issues concerning information sharing and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care. Mental Health Branch.; National Mental Health Strategy.
ISBN: 0642367140 9780642367143
OCLC Number: 1057993426
Notes: "This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Expert Advisory Committee on Information Sharing in Mental Health Crisis Situations. The Committee was charged with the brief of progressing the practice of, and arrangements for, information sharing between police, mental health and other health services ... ."
Description: xv, 78 p. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Mental health crisis intervention in Australia --
ch. 2. Ethical issues and considerations --
ch. 3. Legislative issues --
ch. 4. Options for establishing and information/referral network --
ch. 5. Protocols for information sharing between police services and mental health services in critical incidents and crisis management.
Other Titles: National Mental Health Strategy.

Abstract:

This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Expert Advisory Committee on Information Sharing in Mental Health Crisis Situations. The Committee was charged with the brief of progressing the practice of, and arrangements for, information sharing between police, mental health and other health services giving particular attention to: ethical and legislative issues concerning information sharing and confidentiality considerations related to the management of mental health crisis situations; the possibility of establishing an information/referral network, to refer effectively people with a mental illness moving interstate or from city to city and to provide sources of case information for mental health workers; and, consideration, and if appropriate, development of protocols on information sharing in critical incidents and crisis management between police and mental health services, for recommendation to state and territory governments for adoption and implementation.

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