Summary

The psychiatrist's first assessment of a new inpatient is of critical importance.

An admission process that starts well will deliver a better outcome in a shorter period of time.

The purpose of this Clinical Practice Advisory Note is to articulate the goals of the initial assessment and address a number of practical considerations including the roles of family members, carers, junior doctors and other team members. 

It was compiled with the assistance of clinicians with medical and nursing expertise.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Policies and guidelines
Date Published
11 Aug 2019
Size
2 pages
Author
Department of Health and Human Services