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Discussion and planning  for essay

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Hello

I feel totally inadequate as I am preparing for the essay.I have been reading APT 2004& BJP and wonder if we could start planning for the hot topics expected in Autumn 2004.

Could we list out the general framework for service planning !!

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The last Manchester course gave an example of setting out a service provision essay for mother-and-baby units, this was what was suggested in their sample essay plan.

1. Introduction

2. Description of the particular psychiatric condition etc for which the service is to be provided

3. Describe what the 'ideal' service for this condition might look like

4. Providing evidence to justify the need for this new service

- epidemiologically based data (local/regional/national)

- actual service provision data (services currently available)

- actual service utilisation data (treatment episodes, outcomes, annual rates of admission, cost-effectiveness etc)

5. try to bring it all together, talk about a planning process, planning group, time scale, prioritising unmet needs....

6. then think of some brief but coherent conclusion.

hope this helps. I am struggling with essays too, if that makes you feel any better.

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