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intervention

 [in″ter-ven´shun]
interposition or interference in the affairs of another to accomplish a goal or end; see also implementation.
crisis intervention
1. counseling or psychotherapy for patients in a life crisis that is directed at supporting the patient through the crisis and helping the patient cope with the stressful event that precipitated it.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of short-term counseling to help the patient cope with a crisis and resume a state of functioning comparable to or better than the pre-crisis state.
nursing intervention an action for which nurses are responsible that is intended to benefit a patient or client.
percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) the management of coronary artery occlusion by any of various catheter-based techniques, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, atherectomy, angioplasty using the excimer laser, and implantation of coronary stents and related devices.
intervention (omaha) in the omaha system, an action or activity undertaken to address a specific client problem and to improve, maintain, or restore health or to prevent illness. See also intervention scheme.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cri·sis in·ter·ven·tion

a psychotherapeutic technique directed at counseling at the time of an acute life crisis and limited in aim to helping resolve the crisis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

crisis intervention

Psychiatry The counseling of a person suffering from a stressful life event–eg, AIDS, cancer, death, divorce, by providing mental and moral support. See Hotline.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cri·sis in·ter·ven·tion

(krīsis intĕr-venshŭn)
A psychotherapeutic technique directed at counseling at the time of an acute life crisis and limited in aim to helping resolve the crisis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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For instance, crisis intervention techniques often rely heavily on language, requiring activities such as debriefing or discussing alternative options (Colvin & Scott, 2015).
The attitudes of mental health professionals influence the culture of mental health services and "the extent to which they change in response to policy directives" (28) To counteract a dominant focus on risk assessment and management will require not only knowledge of crisis intervention principles, positive risk taking and assessment skills, but also a compassionate attitude.
In previous studies on Chinese disaster psychological crisis intervention the primary focus has been on qualitative descriptions of the mechanisms of psychological crisis intervention and current psychological rescue procedures (Hu et al., 2010; Liu, Wu, & Wang, 2011; Zhang et al., 2011).
The seven-stage crisis intervention model: A road map to goal attainment, problem solving, and crisis resolution.
Table 1 lists step models commonly used in crisis intervention. The first column lists steps used in well-known models found in textbooks.
The crisis intervention team (CIT) model of collaboration between law enforcement and mental health.
In the mid-20th century, social work journals began publishing articles using the crisis intervention framework and promulgating specialized training for social workers in agencies working with clients in crisis (NASW, 2008).
Awareness of how crises affect various people-groups, thinking through the important role disaster workers play in re-establishing normalcy in people's shaken lives, and planning immediate and long-term approaches to help traumatized people recapture mental equilibrium are vital aspects of a crisis intervention program.
26-29: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Workshop; Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI); Toronto, ON; 1-800-558-5976 or register at www.crisisprevention.com
The training component of the CIT program offers volunteer officers 40 hours of training about mental illness and techniques for effective crisis intervention (e.g., deescalation skills) provided by mental health providers, family advocates, and mental health consumer groups.
The critical and multisystemic nature of crisis intervention is made immediately apparent to readers in the beginning of the book with the presentation of gripping newspaper headlines from several recent, horrific world tragedies, including the massacre at Columbine High School and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
* Crisis intervention for patients who require intensive support for a short period of time to enable them to remain at home.

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