Originally published in 1986, this volume presents the clinical and administrative aspects of emergency psychiatry from the point of view of the clinician administrator involved in organizing and running an emergency service. Part 1 provides an administrative overview of psychiatric emergency care – the development of the field, the concepts, the patient profile, the team, the architecture, fiscal planning, legal constraints as well as training and research issues. Part 2 describes psychiatric emergency care delivery systems in the emergency department, the average hospital wards, the community mental health centers and health maintenance organizations. Part 3 gives examples of the process of administration – in one instance how a psychiatric emergency service developed, in the other how one functions day to day and what themes recur administratively. Part 4 focuses on protocols and models useful to the emergency service administrator: protocols, records, standards of care, politics, liaison with the court, mobile response, collaborative arrangements and disaster preparedness. Part 5 provides an annotated bibliography which reviews and draws attention to the relevant literature for the clinicians and administrators to use in practicing emergency psychiatry.

part I|2 pages

Administrative Concepts of Emergency Psychiatry

chapter 1|6 pages

The Development of Emergency Psychiatry

ByRohn S. Friedman, Stephen Soreff, Gail M. Barton

chapter 2|16 pages

Definitions and Conceptual Framework of Psychiatric Emergencies

ByAndrew E. Slaby

chapter 3|12 pages

Profile of Psychiatric Emergency Patients

ByRohn S. Friedman

chapter 4|12 pages

Personnel: The Psychiatric Emergency Care Team

ByBeverly J. Fauman

chapter 5|6 pages

Staff Attitudes Toward Psychiatric Emergencies with Special Needs

ByRaul Gomez, Gail M. Barton

chapter 7|12 pages

Fiscal Planning in Developing Psychiatric Emergency Services

ByGail M. Barton

chapter 8|12 pages

Legal Issues in Emergency Psychiatry

ByBeverly J. Fauman

chapter 9|18 pages

Training and Research in Emergency Psychiatry

ByRohn S. Friedman, Gail M. Barton, Betsy S. Comstock, Elinor Walker

part II|2 pages

Psychiatric Emergency Care Delivery Systems

chapter 10|16 pages

Psychiatric Emergencies in the Emergency Department

ByBetsy S. Comstock

chapter 11|10 pages

Emergency Psychiatric Services for Medical and Surgical Inpatients

ByMichael Fauman

chapter 12|4 pages

The Community Mental Health Center’s Emergency Services

ByGail M. Barton

chapter 13|20 pages

Emergency Mental Health Care in an HMO

ByGeraldine Koppenaal, Jane Ellis

part III|2 pages

Examples of the Administrative Process

chapter 14|10 pages

The Structure of One Emergency Psychiatry Service

ByBetsy S. Comstock

chapter 15|14 pages

Psychiatric Emergency Services: A Case Study

ByMarta Frank, Ellen Sinnott

part IV|2 pages

Protocols and Models for Clinical Administration

chapter 16|32 pages

Protocols, Algorithms, and Procedures in Emergency Psychiatry

ByGail M. Barton, Betsy S. Comstock

chapter 17|20 pages

Emergency Psychiatric Records

ByGail M. Barton

chapter 18|24 pages

Standards for Emergency Psychiatry

ByGail M. Barton

chapter 19|16 pages

Liaison with the Courts and Corrections

ByJohn J. Strotkamp, Gail M. Barton

chapter 20|14 pages

Mobile Response for Psychiatric Emergencies

ByGail M. Barton, Carol D. Landerl

chapter 21|12 pages

Interinstitutional Collaboration for Psychiatric Emergencies

ByGail M. Barton, Raul Gomez

chapter 22|10 pages

A Statewide Collaboration for Psychiatric Emergencies

ByPaul McClelland

chapter 23|12 pages

Disaster Preparedness From an Emergency Psychiatry Perspective

ByGail M. Barton

part V|2 pages


chapter 24|54 pages

Annotated Bibliography of Emergency Psychiatry

ByGail M. Barton