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By Marc Harrison, Damian Mitchell, David Howard

Contemporary psychological well-being coverage has excited about constructing community-based services, but the truth continues to be that sufferers experiencing acute episodes of disease are in general cared for in sanatorium settings. Acute psychological healthiness Nursing has been built as a consultant to the center wisdom and abilities required for operating in inpatient settings.

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Qxd 4/5/04 11:56 AM Page 29 TWO Measuring health and social functioning using HoNOS Mick James and Damian Mitchell Introduction Measuring the outcomes of mental health care can potentially be achieved using a wide variety of measures. Thornicroft and Tansella (1996) provide a broad overview of potential measures that includes measures of quality of life, carer burden, patient satisfaction and assessment of need. It can be argued that not all of these represent a measurement of outcome in the purest sense, but it is important to remember that a large range of measures exist which may be potentially useful in measuring the outcome of acute in-patient care.

Maintenance of an optimal state of health and social functioning by preventing, slowing and/or mitigating deterioration. , 1996: 10). Thus, its use provides a standardised measure of progress for each client on the ward, for each of the 12 individual items as well as the four subscale scores and the total score. 2 illustrates. Many nurses who are routinely collecting HoNOS data report that not only is it useful in informing their own clinical work and care planning, but also that it provides a useful means of sharing information with their patients (as well as their carers) when reviewing their progress since it provides a clear focus for discussion across the 12 clinical and social items.

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