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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334235/impact-of-an-assertive-community-treatment-model-of-care-on-the-treatment-of-prisoners-with-a-serious-mental-illness
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Brian McKenna, Jeremy Skipworth, Rees Tapsell, Krishna Pillai, Dominic Madell, Alexander Simpson, James Cavney, Paul Rouse
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe the impact of a mental health assertive community treatment prison model of care (PMOC) on improving the ability to identify prisoner needs, provide interventions and monitor their efficacy. METHODS: We carried out a file review across five prisons of referrals in the year before the implementation of the PMOC in 2010 ( n = 423) compared with referrals in the year after ( n = 477). RESULTS: Some improvements in the identification of needs and providing interventions were detected...
January 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241436/integrated-primary-care-in-assertive-community-treatment
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Benjamin F Henwood, Elizabeth Siantz, Debra R Hrouda, Debbie Innes-Gomberg, Todd P Gilmer
Assertive community treatment (ACT) has the potential to serve as a medical home for adults with serious mental illness, a population that experiences some of the most significant health disparities in the United States. Using site visit methodology, the authors describe partnerships that were created between five ACT programs and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide integrated behavioral health and primary care. The authors examined rates of screening for common chronic conditions. The programs used three distinct approaches: two programs colocated ACT teams at an FQHC, two programs employed primary care providers who split their time between the FQHC and the ACT program, and one program embedded a primary care provider within the ACT team...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220641/coronary-vascular-disease-event-risk-and-metabolic-syndrome-prevalence-in-patients-enrolled-in-an-assertive-treatment-community-program
#3
Luis Ramudo Cela, María José Ávila González, Juan Carlos Yáñez Rubal, Lucía María Díaz Platas, María Isabel Martín Herranz, Juan Carlos Díaz Del Valle
OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk of coronary vascular disease event (CVDE) and the prevalence metabolic syndrome (MS) and its cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in patients with severe mental illnesses enrolled in an assertive treatment community program (ATC) in Spain. METHOD: We carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study with all of the patients included in an ATC program in 2016 in a health area with 547,328 inhabitants in Galicia, Spain. We identified the CVRF in all the individuals, and calculated MS and 10-year CVDE...
November 2, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218823/perspectives-of-cannabis-use-in-the-life-experience-of-men-with-schizophrenia
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Chris Wagstaff, Hermine Graham, Derek Farrell, Michael Larkin, Lloyd Tatham
Substance use amongst people with schizophrenia is well-established: up to 50% report using illicit substances. The occurrence of both conditions can also induce people to disengage from mental health services. The research question sought to understand, from the perspective of both service users and clinicians, cannabis use within the experience of people with schizophrenia. The transcripts of the seven participants and the two focus groups were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Service Users and Clinicians were recruited from Assertive outreach community-based teams...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217389/competencies-for-engaging-high-needs-patients-in-primary-care
#5
Michael J Yedidia
BACKGROUND: Patients who heavily utilize hospitals and emergency departments frequently have complex needs requiring services spanning medical, behavioral, and social service sectors. This study identifies essential competencies for caring for high-needs patients and highlights their importance to primary care delivery. METHODS: Transcripts of in-depth interviews with 30 clinical and administrative staff at 23 complex care programs across the United States were analyzed using standard qualitative techniques...
December 4, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179833/does-assertive-community-treatment-reduce-the-use-of-compulsory-admissions
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Jørgen Aagaard, Bartosz Tuszewski, Pernille Kølbæk
BACKGROUND: The growing number of compulsory admissions in Denmark and other countries is a compelling challenge. We hypothesized that Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) may have the quality to reduce the use of several type of coercion including compulsory admissions. Although ACT is not designed for coercion prevention, it may prove efficient in averting major crisis among the included patients. Studies in Denmark showed that ACT has a major and significant advantage in reducing number and length of admissions...
December 2017: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128195/-what-support-of-young-presenting-a-first-psychotic-episode-when-schooling-is-being-challenged
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M-N Vacheron, H Veyrat-Masson, E Wehbe
Psychiatric disorders (more specifically mood disorders and psychosis) represent the 1st cause of disability among young people. Unemployment rate between 75 to 95% for the person with schizophrenia. It is correlated to poor social integration and bad economic status, worse symptomatology loss of autonomy as well as global bad functioning. It is responsible of more than half of the overall cost of psychosis. The onset of most of psychiatric disorders occur between the age of 25 and 35 years old, a critical time in young adult life when they should build their professional as well as social future...
November 8, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127565/families-in-assertive-community-treatment-act-teams-in-norway-a-cross-sectional-study-on-relatives-experiences-of-involvement-and-alienation
#8
B M Weimand, P Israel, M Ewertzon
International research shows that relatives of people with mental illness are rarely involved by mental health services. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) has been recently implemented in Norway. The experience of relatives of ACT users is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to explore relatives' experience with ACT-teams in Norway. Data were collected using the family involvement and alienation questionnaire, consisting of experiences of approach, and alienation from the provision of professional care...
November 10, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067599/legislative-enforcement-of-nonconsensual-determination-of-neurological-brain-death-in-muslim-patients-a-violation-of-religious-rights
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Mohamed Y Rady, Joseph L Verheijde
Death is defined in the Quran with a single criterion of irreversible separation of the ruh (soul) from the body. The Quran is a revelation from God to man, and the primary source of Islamic knowledge. The secular concept of death by neurological criteria, or brain death, is at odds with the Quranic definition of death. The validity of this secular concept has been contested scientifically and philosophically. To legitimize brain death for the purpose of organ donation and transplantation in Muslim communities, Chamsi-Pasha and Albar (concurring with the US President's Council on Bioethics) have argued that irreversible loss of capacity for consciousness and breathing (apneic coma) in brain death defines true death in accordance with Islamic sources...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065870/crucial-factors-preceding-compulsory-psychiatric-admission-a-qualitative-patient-record-study
#10
Mark H de Jong, Margreet Oorschot, Astrid M Kamperman, Petra E Brussaard, Esther M Knijff, Roland van de Sande, Arthur R Van Gool, Cornelis L Mulder
BACKGROUND: Compulsory admissions have a strong effect on psychiatric patients and represent a deprivation of personal liberty. Although the rate of such admissions is tending to rise in several Western countries, there is little qualitative research on the mental health-care process preceding compulsory admission. The objective of the study was to identify crucial factors in the mental health-care process preceding compulsory admission of adult psychiatric patients. METHODS: This retrospective, qualitative multiple-case study was based on the patient records of patients with severe mental illness, mainly schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders...
October 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893298/learning-from-returnee-ethiopian-migrant-domestic-workers-a-qualitative-assessment-to-reduce-the-risk-of-human-trafficking
#11
Joanna Busza, Sehin Teferra, Serawit Omer, Cathy Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: International migration has become a global political priority, with growing concern about the scale of human trafficking, hazardous work conditions, and resulting psychological and physical morbidity among migrants. Ethiopia remains a significant "source" country for female domestic workers to the Middle East and Gulf States, despite widespread reports of exploitation and abuse. Prior to introduction of a "safe migration" intervention, we conducted formative research to elicit lessons learned by women who had worked as domestic workers abroad...
September 11, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891121/mental-health-courts-and-forensic-assertive-community-treatment-teams-as-correctional-diversion-programs
#12
Jacqueline Landess, Brian Holoyda
Problem-solving courts (PSCs) developed as a means of mandating treatment and judicial supervision of certain types of court participants. PSCs have rapidly expanded in number and type over several decades. Mental health courts (MHCs) are a type of PSC that arose in response to the growing number of persons with mental illness within the criminal justice system. Their primary role is to divert individuals with mental illness from incarceration into psychiatric treatment and to reduce recidivism while improving psychosocial functioning of participants...
September 11, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880347/-using-resource-groups-in-assertive-community-treatment-literature-review-and-recommendation
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M Smeerdijk, P H A E G Delespaul, I P M Keet, M A Nugter
In psychiatry there is an increasing interest in giving patients and their relatives control over the goals of treatment and the way in which treatment is carried out. A structural method of organising this within assertive community treatment (ACT) is to let patients and their relatives participate in what is known as a resource group (RG).<br/> AIM: To provide a systematic view of the advantages of giving patients control over their treatment and the way in which it is carried out via ACT, particularly if this control is organised in the form of an RG...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871714/borderline-personality-disorder-and-unmet-needs
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Ales Grambal, Jan Prasko, Marie Ociskova, Milos Slepecky, Antonia Kotianova, Zuzana Sedlackova, Marta Zatkova, Petra Kasalova, Dana Kamaradova
BACKGROUND: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disabling psychiatric condition with a chronic and challenging course. BPD is reflected as a disorder of self-regulation" and is associated with both psychological vulnerabilities and social relations that fail to support basic emotional needs. The objective of the paper is to provide the up-to-date data on the unmet needs of BPD patients and their families. METHOD: A computerized search of the literature printed between January 1990 and May 2017 was conducted in PubMed, and additional papers were extracted using keywords "borderline personality disorder,"needs," "pharmacotherapy," "psychotherapy," "CBT," and "family" in various combinations...
August 5, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867062/home-based-delivery-of-xr-ntx-in-youth-with-opioid-addiction
#15
Hoa T Vo, Rachael Burgower, Ilya Rozenberg, Marc Fishman
Early experience with relapse prevention medications in the treatment of opioid addiction in youth has been positive, but barriers to effectiveness and broader adoption have included problems with adherence and retention, and lack of evidence or consensus about implementation. In particular there is relatively little known about either the effectiveness of extended release naltrexone (XR-NTX) in youth, or optimal models of care for its delivery. The purpose of this study is to report on a pilot initiative to improve the effectiveness of XR-NTX by delivering doses at home with assertive outreach to patients enrolled in a community treatment outpatient program...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864952/transitions-from-assertive-community-treatment-among-urban-and-rural-teams-identifying-barriers-service-options-and-strategies
#16
Andrea M LeFebvre, Bill Dare, Susan J Farrell, Gary S Cuddeback
An emerging focus of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams is the transition of clients to less intensive services, which creates space for individuals in need of ACT and is consistent with a recovery orientation of treatment. However, there is limited research on team transition rates, post-ACT services, and strategies to overcome transition barriers. In addition, few studies have examined differences in these factors among urban and rural ACT teams. To address these knowledge gaps, we interviewed eight ACT teams in urban and rural areas of eastern Ontario regarding their transition rates, processes of transitioning ACT clients to less intensive services, transition barriers, and solutions to overcoming these barriers...
September 1, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862092/flexible-assertive-community-treatment
#17
Dieneke A A Hubbeling, Maria Alonso-Vicente, Mike Firn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857756/explicit-and-implicit-stigma-of-mental-illness-as-predictors-of-the-recovery-attitudes-of-assertive-community-treatment-practitioners
#18
Laura G Stull, Haley McConnell, John McGrew, Michelle P Salyers
BACKGROUND: While explicit negative stereotypes of mental illness are well established as barriers to recovery, implicit attitudes also may negatively impact outcomes. The current study is unique in its focus on both explicit and implicit stigma as predictors of recovery attitudes of mental health practitioners. METHOD: Assertive Community Treatment practitioners (n = 154) from 55 teams completed online measures of stigma, recovery attitudes, and an Implicit Association Test (IAT)...
2017: Israel Journal of Psychiatry and related Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836376/negotiating-the-boundaries-of-psychosis-a-qualitative-study-of-the-service-provider-perspective-on-treatment-delay-in-community-mental-health
#19
Erling Inge Kvig, Cathrine Moe, Beate Brinchmann, Tor Ketil Larsen, Knut Sørgaard
AIM: Evidence shows that many patients are detected and treated late in their course of illness, and that substantial delay occurs even after entry to mental health services. Although several studies have examined the service user and carer perspectives on treatment delay, few have explored the issue from the service provider perspective. The aim of this study was to broaden our understanding of treatment delay by exploring the service provider perspective on reasons for treatment delay in community mental health services...
August 23, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811912/flexible-assertive-community-treatment-fact-model-in-specialist-psychosis-teams-an-evaluation
#20
Loopinder Sood, Andy Owen, Richard Onyon, Aarohi Sharma, Jessica Nigriello, Dominic Markham, Hannah Seabrook
Aims and method The impact of flexible assertive community treatment (FACT) has been observed in people previously supported by assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, but its effect on those previously with a community mental health team (CMHT) has not been studied in the UK. An observational study was conducted of 380 people from 3 CMHTs and 95 people from an ACT team, all with a history of psychosis, following service reconfiguration to 3 FACT teams. Results People previously with a CMHT required less time in hospital when the FACT model was introduced...
August 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
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