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ERIC Number: EJ891541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Evaluating Crisis Intervention Services for Youth within an Emergency Department: A View from within
Dion, Jacinthe; Kennedy, Allison; Cloutier, Paula; Gray, Clare
Child Care in Practice, v16 n3 p241-256 Jul 2010
An innovative crisis intervention programme was created at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Canada in order to provide emergency assessments for youth presenting with mental health crises. The current investigation presents an overview of the programme and examines the emergency staff's perception and satisfaction with it. Eighty-seven emergency department medical staff completed a survey. Overall, emergency department staff place high value on having access to emergency mental health services, are pleased with the quality of service and appreciate that the crisis intervention worker's presence allows them to spend more time with other patients. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada