The psychiatrist's first assessment of a new inpatient is of critical importance.
An admission process that starts well will deliver a better outcome in a shorter period of time.
The purpose of this Clinical Practice Advisory Note is to articulate the goals of the initial assessment and address a number of practical considerations including the roles of family members, carers, junior doctors and other team members.
It was compiled with the assistance of clinicians with medical and nursing expertise.
- Policies and guidelines
- Date published
- 10 Aug 2019
- 2 pages
- Department of Health
Reviewed 11 August 2019