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Ambulance Services : Leadership and Management Perspectives

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Paresh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This volume provides fresh insights and management understanding of the changing role of the ambulance services against the backdrop of massive cuts in health budgets around the world and the changing context of pre-hospital care within the wider healthcare networks. The challenges of funding, training and cultural transformation are now felt globally. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of ambulance services and the leadership …
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Wankhade, Paresh
Mackway-Jones, Kevin
Responsibility
Paresh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 192 p. : 15 illus., 7 illus. in color)
Series
Leadership & management of emergency services : ambulance, fire & rescue, and police
Series Title
Leadership & management of emergency services
ISBN
9783319186429
9783319186412 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulances - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Abstract
This volume provides fresh insights and management understanding of the changing role of the ambulance services against the backdrop of massive cuts in health budgets around the world and the changing context of pre-hospital care within the wider healthcare networks. The challenges of funding, training and cultural transformation are now felt globally. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of ambulance services and the leadership needs for the service. One of the highlight of this volume is to bring together scholarship using experts--academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, to each of the chosen topics. The chapters are based in the practical experiences of the authors and are written in a way that is accessible and suitable for a range of audiences. We are confident that this book will cater to a wider audience to inform policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally. Paresh Wankhade is Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill University, UK Kevin Mackway-Jones is the Medical Director at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK. This unique and valuable publication, charts the history and development of the ambulance service in England over the last hundred years or so. The role of this key emergency service has always been important, and arguably never more so than today. The contributing authors have not only provided the reader with great insights into where the service has come from and the leadership challenges it has, and continues to face; it also gives examples of how the future could look as our journey of transformation continues. Peter Bradley CBE, MBA (and author of Taking Healthcare to the Patient 2005), Chief Executive Officer. St John National Headquarters, New Zealand "With a year on year increase in demand for emergency ambulances and over 9 million calls annually, the UK Ambulance Service must change from its emergency care and transport focus model. Whilst there is some historical and cultural resistance to change there is a need for further development in clinical skills and a new perspective for the future Ambulance Service. This book brings together practitioners, managers, academics and provides a broad understanding of the major management issues in the UK Ambulance Service. It includes the history of the Ambulance Service, quality and risk management issues, commissioning, leadership, intra-operability and shape of the future ambulance service. The content will be of interest to students, practitioners and academics". Sir Keith Porter, Professor of Clinical Traumatology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom.
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An International Perspective on Disasters and Children's Mental Health

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Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, …
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Hoven, Christina W.
Amsel, Lawrence V.
Tyano, Sam
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World Psychiatric Association
Responsibility
Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 439 p.) : 36 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Integrating psychiatry and primary care
ISBN
9783030158729
9783030158712 (Print ed.)
9783030158736 (Print ed.)
9783030158743 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2522-5693
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Armed Conflicts
Child
Disasters
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Mental Health Services
Psychological Trauma - therapy
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - prevention & control
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Mental Health Services
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, including severe weather, war, industrial catastrophes, earthquakes, and terrorism. Because disasters do not recognize geographic, economic, or political boundaries, the chapters have been selected to reflect the diverse global community’s attempt to respond to vulnerable children in the most challenging times. The book, thus, examines a diverse range of healthcare systems, cultural settings, mental health infrastructure, government policies, and the economic factors that have played an important role in responses to traumatic events. The ultimate goal of this book is to stimulate future international collaborations and interventions that will promote children’s mental health in the face of disaster.
Contents
Part I. Children in Disasters: An Overview -- 1. The Impact of Trauma on the Fetus, the Infant, and the Child -- 2. Public Health Responses and Therapeutic Interventions -- Part II. Terrorism -- 3. Boko Haram Insurgency and Nigeria’s Mental Health Response -- 4. The Army Public School Massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan -- 5. Children’s Mental Health After 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing -- Part III. Earthquakes and Tsunamis -- 6. Chilean Children 7 Years After the 2010 Earthquake and Tsunami -- 7. Children’s Exposure to China’s Wenchuan Earthquake: Mental Health Sequelae -- 8. Children’s Mental Health Following the Haiti 2010 Earthquake -- Part IV. Nuclear Events -- 9. Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident -- 10. Responses to Children’s Mental Health Needs Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- 11. Child and Adolescent Suicide Risk Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- Part V. Extreme Weather and Geography -- 12. Psychopathology in Children and Their Caregivers Following America’s Hurricane Katrina -- 13. Use of Geographic Information Systems in Trauma Research -- Part VI. Parents and Children in Times of War -- 14. The Armenian Genocide and Its Intergenerational Effects -- 15. Promoting Mental Health for Children and Their Caregivers Affected by the Syrian Conflict -- 16. The Intergenerational Aftermath of War Captivity: The Israeli Experience -- Part VII. Refugees and Human Rights -- 17. Children Seeking Asylum: Mental Health and Human Rights -- 18. Children and Armed Conflict: A Child Rights-based Approach to Prevention and Mitigation -- Part VIII. Future Approaches -- 19. Preventing Future Terrorism: Intervening on Youth Radicalization -- 20. Mass Disasters and Children’s Mental Health: How General Systems Theory and Behavioral Economics Can Help.
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Models of Emergency Psychiatric Services That Work

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Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, Junji Takeshita, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book describes a spectrum of possible solutions to providing comprehensive emergency psychiatric care. It discusses in detail all components of emergency psychiatric care, such as triage, security, management of suicide risk, violent patients, interdisciplinary treatment teams, administration, and telepsychiatry. It has been written by and is of interest to psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators, the police and security staff.
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Fitz-Gerald, Mary Jo
Takeshita, Junji
Other Authors
World Psychiatric Association
Responsibility
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, Junji Takeshita, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 276 p.)
Series Title
Integrating psychiatry and primary care
ISBN
9783030508081
9783030508074 (Print ed.)
9783030508098 (Print ed.)
9783030508104 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2522-5693
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Mental Health Services - organization & administration
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Mental Health Services
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book describes a spectrum of possible solutions to providing comprehensive emergency psychiatric care. It discusses in detail all components of emergency psychiatric care, such as triage, security, management of suicide risk, violent patients, interdisciplinary treatment teams, administration, and telepsychiatry. It has been written by and is of interest to psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators, the police and security staff.
Contents
Part I. Models of Emergency Psychiatry Care -- 1. Models of Emergency Psychiatric Care -- 2. Business as Usual: Emergency Rooms with No Psychiatric Coverage at All -- 3. Psychiatric Consultation to the Emergency Department and Co-Management Model -- 4. Adjacent Psychiatric Emergency Services to the Main Emergency Room -- 5. Crisis Stabilization Services -- 6. Crisis Intervention Team -- 7. Alternative Models of Emergency Psychiatric Care: Regional Emergency Psychiatric Facilities, Freestanding Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Centers -- 8. Transition Clinic: Reducing Recidivism -- Part II. So What Do I need? -- 9. What Physical Facilities Are Needed: The Question of Medical Clearance in Emergency Psychiatric Settings -- 10. Administration in Emergency Psychiatry -- 11. Nursing Staff in Psychiatric Emergency Services -- 12. Safety and Security in Emergency Psychiatry -- 13. Supervision of Ancillary Personnel -- 14. Financial Considerations for Emergency Psychiatry Services -- 15. Telepsychiatry -- 16. Identifying and Understanding Legal Aspects of Emergency Psychiatry Unique to Different Jurisdictions -- 17. Special Populations in Psychiatric Emergency Services: Children and Adolescents -- 18. Special Populations in Psychiatric Emergency Services: The Geriatric Patient -- 19. Special Populations in Psychiatric Emergency Care: Forensic Patients -- Part III. Selected International Models of Psychiatric Emergency Care -- 20. International Models of Psychiatric Emergency Care: Canada -- 21. International Models of Psychiatric Emergency Care: United Kingdom -- 22. International Models of Emergency Psychiatric Care: The Republic of Serbia -- 23. International Models of Psychiatric Emergency Care: The State of Qatar -- 24. International Models of Emergency Psychiatric Care: Pakistan.
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