|Title||A care planning strategy for traumatic life events in community mental health and inpatient psychiatry based on the InterRAI assessment instruments|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Mathias K., Hirdes J.P, Pittman D.|
|Journal||Community Ment Health J|
|ISBN Number||1573-2789 (Electronic)<br/>0010-3853 (Linking)|
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, Algorithms, Community Mental Health Services/*organization & administration, Female, Hospitals, Psychiatric, Humans, Inpatients/*psychology/statistics & numerical data, Life Change Events, Male, Middle Aged, Needs Assessment/*organization & administration, Patient Care Planning/*organization & administration, Patient-Centered Care, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/*diagnosis/psychology/therapy, Surveys and Questionnaires/*standards, Young Adult|
Clinical triggers from the Traumatic Life Events Clinical Assessment Protocol (CAP) identify individuals who might benefit from formal services or additional supports targeted towards trauma treatment. The Traumatic Life Events CAP identifies two groups who have experienced one or more potentially traumatic life events: (1) those who are in immediate danger due to current abuse/criminal victimization; (2) those who have experienced one or more traumatic events that evoked an intense sense of horror or fear. Descriptive analysis was conducted across psychiatric hospital and community-based mental health service settings to compare the two triggered groups to those without traumatic experiences (the not-triggered group). The Traumatic Life Events CAP identified subpopulations with unrecognized and untreated traumatic-stress-related symptoms, which are of great concern for those in community-based mental health services who are in immediate danger due to current abuse.