Members of the healthcare workforce are alert to the risk of deterioration in mental state for all people accessing health care, in all healthcare settings, at all times.
Members of the healthcare workforce are able to recognise deterioration in a person’s mental state, initiate response, and escalate care to clinicians with mental health or other relevant expertise, either within the organisation, or through established partnerships with other organisations.
Responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state includes comprehensive assessment of potential causes.
Decision making is shared between the multidisciplinary team and the person. Family and carers are involved in accordance with the person’s expressed wishes.
The response to deterioration in a person’s mental state is person-centred, culturally competent and recovery-oriented.
The response to deterioration in a person’s mental state should minimise trauma to the person, their family and carers, or members of the healthcare workforce.
The response to deterioration in a person’s mental state is consistent with legislation.
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