Mental health case management; a practical guide.
Eack, Shaun M. et al.
Eack et al. (social work and psychiatry, U. of Pittsburgh) offer a
concise and practical guide for social work students and new
practitioners (and their supervisors) that explains the functions of the
mental health case manager, common issues encountered, and the basic
knowledge needed to address them. They introduce the basics of case
management (rather than a comprehensive explanation), including
logistics and responsibilities, initial clients, working with other
professionals and families, and working with issues of culture, race,
and class; a recovery model approach to mental illness; ethics;
identifying and managing symptoms of severe mental illness, including
medications and their effects; finding and setting up resources like
disability and housing benefits; managing crises; identifying and
managing substance use problems; comorbid health problems; helping
clients find work and stay employed; and self-care.
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