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Reduction in episodes of self harm/harm to others in severely mentally ill population through assertive outreach

M.S. Turner (Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)
A.R. Douglas (Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Larkfield Centre, Glasgow, UK)
J.P. O’Sullivan (Community Psychiatric Research Nurse at the Larkfield Centre, Glasgow, UK)
M. Nicol (Assistant Psychologist at the Larkfield Centre, Glasgow, UK.)

British Journal of Clinical Governance

ISSN: 1466-4100

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

This article aims to apply the process of clinical governance to the management of patients with a major mental illness, living in the community, with a history of self harm and/or harm to others; and to design an early warning system to drive rapid intervention if patients miss a clinic appointment. This follows the recommendations of good clinical practice for this vulnerable group.

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Turner, M.S., Douglas, A.R., O’Sullivan, J.P. and Nicol, M. (2000), "Reduction in episodes of self harm/harm to others in severely mentally ill population through assertive outreach", British Journal of Clinical Governance, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 9-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/14664100010332612

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