The Camberwell Assessment of Need: The Validity and Reliability of an Instrument to Assess the Needs of People with Severe Mental Illness

  title={The Camberwell Assessment of Need: The Validity and Reliability of an Instrument to Assess the Needs of People with Severe Mental Illness},
  author={Michael Phelan and Mike Slade and Graham Thornicroft and Graham Dunn and Frank Holloway and Til Wykes and Geraldine Strathdee and Linda A Loftus and Paul McCrone and Peter Hayward},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={589 - 595}
Background People with severe mental illness often have a complex mixture of clinical and social needs. The Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) is a new instrument which has been designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of these needs. There are two versions of the instrument: the clinical version has been designed to be used by staff to plan patients' care; whereas the research version is primarily a mental health service evaluation tool. The CAN has been designed to assist local… 

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