Crisis Intervention and Emergency Psychiatric Services in Europe

  • J. E. Cooper
  • H. Katschnig


This is a report on a study undertaken by the two authors on behalf of the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization. About 6 years ago, the World Health Organization decided that special attention should be given to recent developments in the psychiatric services that deal with acute illness and emergencies. There is often an overlap with “crisis emergency” services, and one of the objects of the work was to examine this overlap so as to see if a style of work or set of techniques could be identified that has anything new to offer to those responsible for psychiatric services.


Emergency Service Psychiatric Service Crisis Intervention Emergency Psychiatric Service Emergency Work 
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  1. Cooper, J.E.: Crisis Admission Units and Emergency Psychiatric Services. Public Health in Europe 11. Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organization, Copenhagen 1979Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Cooper
    • 1
  • H. Katschnig
    • 2
  1. 1.Mapperley HospitalUniv. of Nottingham, Medical SchoolNottinghamEngland
  2. 2.Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für SozialpsychiatrieWienAustria

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