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Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for violence risk assessment in mental health triage : a systematic review

Sands, Natisha, Gerdtz, Marie and Elsom, Stephen 2009, Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for violence risk assessment in mental health triage : a systematic review, in IALMH 2009 : Abstracts of the XXXIst International Congress on Law and Mental Health / 31ième Congrès International de Droit et de Santé Mentale, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, New York, N.Y., pp. 30-30.

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Title Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for violence risk assessment in mental health triage : a systematic review
Author(s) Sands, Natisha
Gerdtz, Marie
Elsom, Stephen
Conference name International Congress on Law and Mental Health / Congrès International de Droit et de Santé Mentale (31st : 2009 : New York, N.Y.)
Conference location New York, N.Y.
Conference dates 28 Jun.-3 Jul. 2009
Title of proceedings IALMH 2009 : Abstracts of the XXXIst International Congress on Law and Mental Health / 31ième Congrès International de Droit et de Santé Mentale
Publication date 2009
Start page 30
End page 30
Publisher International Academy of Law and Mental Health
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Summary Background : On a global level, there is a growing trend to utilise mental health triage service systems as a way of providing consumers with access to 24 hour mental health care. At present, violence risk assessment in mental health triage lacks a suitable evidence base and clear guidelines. This presentation provides an overview of a Clinical Practice Guideline for violence risk assessment at point of entry to health services.
Aims : The objective of this study was to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines for violence risk assessment in mental health triage, and to pilot test the Clinical Guidelines in two major hospitals in Melbourne.
Method : The method employed in the study was a systematic review, as per the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s methodology for developing Clinical Guidelines. Research was conducted at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Alfred Hospital to establish the utility of the Guideline in practice.
Results : The systematic review established the highest level of evidence for violence risk assessment. Clinical Practice Guidelines for mental health triage were developed from these findings.
Conclusions : Evidence based Clinical Guidelines maximise the potential for creating safer outcomes for consumers, families/carers, and health care workers.
Language eng
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category E3.1 Extract of paper
Copyright notice ©2009, International Academy of Law and Mental Health
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022312

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