Year: 1979 Source: Copenhagen: World Health Organization, 1979. 118p. SIEC No: 19870634

A study of 15 crisis admission units & emergency psychiatric services in Europe & the United Kingdom is described. The report includes objectives & methods, aspects of the historical development of ideas & methods, & (briefly) contemporary crisis theory & practice. Emphasis is on describing the units, which were visited in 1977, followed by summary comments on topics common to crisis units. A comprehensive bibliography is included. 40 Refs. (LH)