Police and mental health clinician partnership in response to mental health crisis: A qualitative study.

@article{McKenna2015PoliceAM,
  title={Police and mental health clinician partnership in response to mental health crisis: A qualitative study.},
  author={Brian J McKenna and Trentham Furness and Jane E. Oakes and Steve Brown},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={386-93}
}
Police officers as first responders to acute mental health crisis in the community, commonly transport people in mental health crisis to a hospital emergency department. However, emergency departments are not the optimal environments to provide assessment and care to those experiencing mental health crises. In 2012, the Northern Police and Clinician Emergency Response (NPACER) team combining police and mental health clinicians was created to reduce behavioural escalation and provide better… CONTINUE READING

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