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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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Identifying key research issues

Identifying key research issues

(p.47) Five Identifying key research issues
Child protection and mental health services

Nicky Stanley

Bridget Penhale

Denise Riordan

Rosaline S. Barbour

Sue Holden

Policy Press

In this research, focus group discussions with health and social care staff working in an area outside the two research sites were held to assist the development of contextually relevant questions for inclusion in the survey of professionals. Those recruited included representatives of the following professional groups: child care social workers; health visitors; adult psychiatrists; mental health social workers; community psychiatric nurses (CPNs); children's guardians; practitioners from voluntary organisations serving mental health services users, and from similar organisations for children; and middle managers from both community health and social services. Discussion highlighted several topics, such as the competing demands of individual family members, to which participants were to return in the course of the discussion, and developed, as anticipated, into talk about the possibilities and constraints of service provision in specific geographical areas. The chapter tackles interprofessional communication, the organisation of services and the assessment of risk.

Keywords:   focus groups, health care, social care, interprofessional communication, risk assessment, community health

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