A concise guide to establishing, developing and evaluating modern mental health services, providing the relevant evidence to support necessary choices between alternative models of care. It includes a step-by-step guide to what to do and how to do it, taking into account the needs of people with mental illnesses in the general population, the available resources, and the main policy requirements. It also gives readers practical resources to assist them in their role in establishing and developing mental health services with examples of best practice taken from countries world-wide. In addition, key relevant issues such as international agreements on human rights and guidelines on best practice to reduce stigma and discrimination are explained.
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(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Graham Thornicroft
Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry and Head of the Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. Michele Tansella is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Verona, Italy.