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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of August 18, 2003

    Question: What research is available on the ratio of direct to indirect time for clinical staff? What are the industry norms?   Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Where can I find data or research to support the need for community integration activities as part of services to improve the ability of mentally ill to function in society? For example, how can the person be successful at employment, have independent living, etc.?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: As a member of a Crisis Resolution Team, I am frequently requested to assess patients who have been presented to the Accident & Emergency department with a mental health crisis. There are times when the patient has consumed alcohol, often to excess...    Dr. Pies' Answer