There is increasing development and use of care pathways and a growing demand for guidance and advice on how to develop them. This practical guide meets this demand. It reflects the latest experience and incorporates best practice with contributions from highly experienced members of the National Pathways Association. It links well with the coming National Service Frameworks and National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidance. Case studies legal questions and common difficulties are all included and examined. Developing Care Pathways is in two parts: the handbook which defines and describes pathways and the roles of healthcare professionals involved with them and the tool kit which provides a detailed step-by-step guide to developing a care pathway. This work is essential reading for managers and clinicians in organisations developing care pathways throughout secondary and primary care.
Table of Contents
Living with schizophrenia. Counselling individuals with severe and enduring mental illness. Understanding mental health and mental illness. Individuals with severe and enduring mental illness and the role of primary care. Filling the gap; creating models of care for people with long-term, complex, non-psychotic mental health problems. Severe and enduring mental illness in relation to discrimination, racism, prejudice, ethnicity and culture. Political and philosophical dimensions of severe and enduring mental illness. The association between pain and mental ill health. Serious mental illness and dual diagnosis. Critical appraisal; how to find the evidence on severe and enduring mental illness. End piece and last word.