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Child protection and mental health servicesInterprofessional responses to the needs of mothers$
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Nicky Stanley

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344274

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344274.001.0001

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Interprofessional communication and coordination

Interprofessional communication and coordination

(p.93) Ten Interprofessional communication and coordination
Child protection and mental health services

Nicky Stanley

Bridget Penhale

Denise Riordan

Rosaline S. Barbour

Sue Holden

Policy Press

This chapter reports on practitioners' experiences of interprofessional communication and coordination and examines their views on which services were best equipped to take a lead in work with families where mental health needs and child care concerns coincided. The survey asked respondents to identify the frequency of difficulties in coordinating work on such cases with a wide range of professional groups. This chapter shows that 35% of practitioners reported always or frequently having problems in coordinating their work with GPs, while 27% reported the same frequency of problems with adult psychiatrists. These rates were substantially higher than the levels of difficulties identified for other professional groups.

Keywords:   interprofessional communication, mental health needs, child care, social workers, risk assessment, adult psychiatrists

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