Advisor

Barbara Friesen

Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource; digitized manuscript

Subjects

Crisis intervention (Mental health services) -- Oregon

DOI

10.15760/etd.2594

Abstract

Psychiatric emergency services are recognized as an essential component in the provision of mental health care. This study describes the delivery of psychiatric emergency services in selected Oregon comm.unities. The theoretical framework was developed to consider the problem of psychiatric emergency service delivery from the perspective of the individual experiencing the emergency, the social milieu, and the health care system. The literature describing psychiatric emergency service programs, the characteristics of those who use these services and the roles of direct service providers was reviewed. On the basis of the review a study was undertaken to describe the delivery of psychiatric emergency services in selected Oregon counties, to identify variables that determine the nature of psychiatric emergency services provided and to develop recommendations for existing psychiatric emergency services.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16393

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