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CAN-M : Camberwell Assessment of Need for Mothers
Louise Howard, Katherine Hunt, Mike Slade, Veronica O’Keane, Trudi Seneviratne, Morven Leese, Graham Thornicroft and Malcolm
RCPsych Publications / Spiral Bound / 2008-01-01 / 1904671543
Psychiatry / Postpartum Depression
price: $111.95
168 pages
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The Camberwell Assessment of Need for Mothers (CAN–M) is a tool for assessing the needs of pregnant women and mothers with severe mental illness. It is a modification of the Camberwell Assessment of Need, the most widely used needs assessment for people with severe mental health problems. The CAN–M assesses met and unmet needs in 26 areas, covering a full range of social, physical health and mental health domains. The perspectives of staff and service users are assessed so that care planning is fully informed. Comprehensive versions are included for research and for clinical use, as well as a short summary version suitable for both clinical and research use.

The CAN–M has been rigorously developed by a multidisciplinary team at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and is suitable for use in mental health, obstetric and primary care settings. This book includes a review of the needs of pregnant women and mothers with severe mental illness, the rating scales, descriptions of how they were developed and their psychometric properties, administration details, a full training programme, guidance on scoring and blank assessment forms (for all three versions) for photocopying.

"CAN-M: Does exactly what it says on the tin...and should ultimately improve the care for this vulnerable service user group. ...The tools themselves are devoid of any medical or professional jargon so ideally any healthcare professional should be able to use them. ...In the field of perinatal mental health, this is one CAN that's long overdue and I hope professionals will open the lid and get stuck in."

- Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International


1. Needs assessment - Mike Slade
2. The needs of women with mental health problems during pregnancy and the postnatal period - Louise Howard and Veronica O’Keane
3. The needs of severely mentally ill mothers with children - Louise Howard and Katherine Hunt
4. The impact of maternal mental illness on the developing child - Malcolm Wiseman
5. The development of the CAN–M - Katherine Hunt and Louise Howard
6. Guidance on rating - Katherine Hunt and Louise Howard
7. Scoring the CAN–M - Katherine Hunt and Louise Howard
8. Training for use of the CAN–M - Katherine Hunt and Louise Howard



Appendix 1: Coversheet for all versions of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for Mothers (CAN–M)

Appendix 2: Camberwell Assessment of Need for Mothers (Clinical version) – CAN–M (C)

Appendix 3: Camberwell Assessment of Need for Mothers (Research version) – CAN–M (R)

Appendix 4: Camberwell Assessment of Need for Mothers (Short Appraisal Schedule version) – CAN–M (S)

Appendix 5: CAN–M (C) Assessment summary score sheets

Appendix 6: CAN–M (R) Assessment summary score sheet

Appendix 7: Training overheads

Appendix 8: Training vignettes

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