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Toward a national approach to information sharing in mental health crisis situations : Expert Advisory Committee on Information Sharing in Mental Health Crisis Situations report
Bib ID 311209
Format BookBook
Description Canberra : National Mental Health Strategy, 2000 
xv, 78 p. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0642367140
Summary

This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Expert Advisory Committee on Information Sharing in Mental Health Crisis Situations. The Committee was charged with the brief of progressing the practice of, and arrangements for, information sharing between police, mental health and other health services giving particular attention to: ethical and legislative issues concerning information sharing and confidentiality considerations related to the management of mental health crisis situations; the possibility of establishing an information/referral network, to refer effectively people with a mental illness moving interstate or from city to city and to provide sources of case information for mental health workers; and, consideration, and if appropriate, development of protocols on information sharing in critical incidents and crisis management between police and mental health services, for recommendation to state and territory governments for adoption and implementation.

Full contents
  • Chapter 1. Mental health crisis intervention in Australia
  • ch. 2. Ethical issues and considerations
  • ch. 3. Legislative issues
  • ch. 4. Options for establishing and information/referral network
  • ch. 5. Protocols for information sharing between police services and mental health services in critical incidents and crisis management.
 
Notes

"This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Expert Advisory Committee on Information Sharing in Mental Health Crisis Situations. The Committee was charged with the brief of progressing the practice of, and arrangements for, information sharing between police, mental health and other health services ... ."

Bibliogrpahy -- p.77-78.

Subjects National Mental Health Strategy (Australia)  |  Mental health.  |  Mental health -- Australia.  |  Mental health -- Government policy -- Australia.  |  Police -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care. Mental Health Branch  |  National Mental Health Strategy (Australia)
Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 2000. 

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