People in crisis: understanding and helping

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Jossey-Bass, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 477 pages
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A Valuable Resource for Crisis Intervention ''With societal problems increasing, this book is critical for its usefulness to a wide variety of clinical concerns.... A must for all practitioners in primary care settings.''--Ann W. Burgess, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Now in its fourth edition, this is a comprehensive guide to the current theory and practice of successful strategies for working with people in crisis. This timely book takes a holistic approach, providing information for understanding, assessing, and intervening. It focuses on the victim/survivor and the assailant, and details how to administer prevention, crisis intervention, and follow-up care.

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LEE ANN HOFF is the founding director of the Life Crisis Institute, based in Boston and Ottawa, and is adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, faculty of health sciences. She serves on the editorial boards of many publications including Psychiatry, Health Care for Women International, and Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. A nurse anthropologist, she has pioneered the development of community mental health and crisis centers.

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