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Introduction 

Introduction
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Introduction
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Patrick Callaghan

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10.1093/med/9780199561414.003.0001
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date: 27 February 2020

The care programme approach 2

Crisis intervention 4

Mental health assessment 6

Living wills 8

Looking after yourself 10

The care programme approach (CPA), introduced in 1991, drives the planning and delivery of mental health care in the UK. It is a ‘whole systems’ (integrated health and social care) approach to clinical effectiveness. It is the process for managing complex and serious cases as defined in Refocusing the Care Programme Approach (Department of Health 2008). Multidisciplinary team working is fundamental to the CPA process which focuses on delivering a service with the individual using the services at its heart. The CPA aims to ensure that the following points of good practice in mental health are adhered to:...

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