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Limits of Evidence Based Medicine and Its Application to Mental Health Evidence-Based Practice. (Part Two)

Title: The Limits of Evidence Based Medicine and Its Application to Mental Health Evidence-Based Practice. (Part Two): Assertive Community Treatment assertively reviewed.
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Name(s): Gomory, Tomi, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This article is the second of two published in EHPP, the first appeared in the current spring 2013 volume. The first article argued the very serious limitations of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and its very popular mental health offshoot Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)(Gomory, in press). The present article is meant to be a consolidation and update of a 1999 analysis of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), the best "validated" mental health EBP according the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and academic researchers. The present analysis reconfirms the failure of ACT as a treatment modality and a platform for successfully reducing hospitalization its touted consistent effect accept when ACT can apply administrative coercion to keep its clients out of the hospital or quickly discharge them. When ACT fails to have such administrative coercive control it does no better than other community mental health delivery systems. The use of ACT coercion begun over forty-years ago, the article further argues, set the table for conventionalizing psychiatric coercion as evidence-based best practice.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0033 (IID)
Keywords: coercion; evidence-based practice; clinical social work; mental health; psychiatry; Assertive Community Treatment
Subject(s): Mental health
Social psychiatry
Psychiatry
Psychology
Social sciences
Social service
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0033
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.
Issue: 2, 15

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Gomory, T. (2013). The Limits of Evidence Based Medicine and Its Application to Mental Health Evidence-Based Practice. (Part Two): Assertive Community Treatment assertively reviewed. Ethical Human Psychology And Psychiatry. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0033