assertive community treatment


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assertive community treatment

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A community-based multidisciplinary treatment approach in mental health that includes case management, team-based group decision-making, and client/family involvement.
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The Queensland Homeless Health Outreach Teams: Do they use the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model?
Assertive community treatment for frequent users of psychiatric hospitals in a large city: A controlled study.
In addition, known practices that are improving access to quality healthcare include assertive care coordination strategies, the addition of advanced practice nurses focused on holistic care to community mental health and assertive community treatment teams, specially trained peer advocates, the provision of psychiatric expertise to assist primary care providers, and the co-location of psychiatric and other healthcare services (Dickerson et al.
The REACT study: Randomised evaluation of assertive community treatment in north London.
Consumers have become job coaches, they have worked on assertive community treatment teams and they have run support groups.
Most social work and other social science efforts claiming success are untested, poorly tested, or untestable, but may nevertheless be very pleasing, edifying, and financially rewarding for their supporters, for example assertive community treatment (Gomory, in press).
While in Wisconsin's capital, Madison, he learned about assertive community treatment, which has made the state top in the US for services to the mentally ill.
Family therapy and so-called assertive community treatment show particular promise in preventing the return of psychotic symptoms and the need for hospitalization, Bustillo's group holds.
She said in turn, the mental health service in Canada had asked for advice on how to set up an assertive community treatment team for patients needing regular support, which Coventry already has.
Known as the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), this model calls for the provision of a full range of medical, psychosocial, and rehabilitation services by a community-based team that operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
This article is a call for public and private mental health decision makers to use a treatment approach that for 20 years has proven itself to be clinically efficacious, consumer friendly, and cost-effective - assertive community treatment (ACT).
Participating behavioral health providers in Iowa include three community mental health centers and one assertive community treatment (ACT) team, who are working together with federally qualified health centers to offer physical health services: