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Positive Coping with Health Conditions

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2009
Abstract: 

Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook (Dan Bilsker, PhD, RPsych, Joti Samra, PhD, RPsych, Elliot Goldner, MD, FRC(P), MHSc) is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions.  This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.

Document type: 
Report

A Roadmap to Men's Health: Current Status, Research, Policy & Practice

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2010
Abstract: 

A Roadmap to Men’s Health was commissioned by the Men’s Health Initiative of BC to raise awareness of Men's Health among healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers and the public at large. The report explains the field of Men's Health, develops a framework for making sense of male health conditions and makes recommendations for improving service delivery and the knowledge base in this important area.

A Roadmap to Men’s Health is not a clinical guide to treating health conditions, nor does it cover the full range of male health problems. Instead, it highlights key issues related to a set of high‐priority health conditions strongly affecting male health and longevity.

The ultimate aims of this report are:

  • to engage men more fully with the healthcare system
  • to respond to male health needs more appropriately
  • to contribute to the goal of eventually extending men’s lifespan to match that of women’s.
Document type: 
Report

Early Identification of Psychosis: A Primer

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2000
Abstract: 

This document is an educational resource concerning the early identification of psychosis. Primary topics addressed include: an outline of the importance of early intervention; signs and symptoms of psychosis; and strategies for recognizing psychosis.

 

Document type: 
Report

Early Psychosis Guide for Physicians

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2000
Abstract: 

Two booklets were developed as educational resources for professionals who are in a position to assess and treat individuals with early psychosis. Both booklets are similar in content and include information on first-episode psychosis, assessment issues and treatment strategies.

Document type: 
Report

Early Psychosis Guide for Mental Health Clinicians

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1999
Abstract: 

Two booklets were developed as educational resources for professionals who are in a position to assess and treat individuals with early psychosis. Both booklets are similar in content and include information on first-episode psychosis, assessment issues and treatment strategies.

Document type: 
Report

Minimizing Damage - Maximizing Outcomes

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2001
Abstract: 

This brochure was produced in 1999-2000 as part of the Early Psychosis Initiative. It is an information tool designed to help educate health practitioners, mental health professionals and the general public on the importance of early intervention and effective treatments for people suffering from psychosis. It is available below and may be downloaded and modified for use by individual health regions.

Document type: 
Report

Telehealth Handbook

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2003
Abstract: 

The Centre for Telehealth (CT@M) Handbook is a resource for the growing number of people working in the field of telehealth, with a particular focus on applications in the area of mental health and addictions. It is intended to provide Site Coordinators and others with practical information, guidelines, and forms for clinical and evaluation purposes.

Document type: 
Report
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Aboriginal Mental Health - What Works Best

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2001
Abstract: 

In July 1999, the first meeting of the Aboriginal Mental Health Committee was held at the Longhouse, UBC . This discussion paper represents the discussions of the Committee's working group based on their viewpoints and the literature available in the area of Aboriginal Mental Heath, including information from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC) Environmental Scan (Federal) and the Royal Commission Reports on Aboriginal Peoples. The paper is intended for distribution across the province for input in focus group format.

Document type: 
Report
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Electroconvulsive Therapy - Guidelines for Health Authorities in British Columbia

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2000
Abstract: 

The purpose of these guidelines for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT Guidelines) is to standardize the delivery of electroconvulsive therapy services across British Columbia. There will be differences in the way care is delivered according to local resources, but good basic care must be available wherever ECT is provided.

These guidelines cover patient and family education, clinical applications of ECT by physicians, nurses, and anesthetists, as well as suggestions for charting, professional education, and quality assurance programs.

Disclaimer: This document appears here with permission from the UBC Department of Psychiatry and the BC Ministry of Health. The material is only current to the date of initial publication. New, more accurate, information may be available. For completeness, please investigate the most recent details on this topic.

Document type: 
Report
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Emergency Mental Health Educational Manual

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2000
Abstract: 

This manual contains the core information necessary for healthcare providers and frontline responders to work within the context of mental health emergencies. Key topics include: management of psychiatric emergencies, psychopharmacology in emergency psychiatry, emergency management of substance abuse related disorders, the confused older adult in the emergency department, legal guidelines, suicide risk assessments, aggressive behaviour risk assessments, and how to understand developmental issues when working with individuals with personality disorders.

Document type: 
Report
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