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Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN), Second Edition
Mike Slade and Graham Thornicroft
Royal College of Psychiatrists / Softcover / 2020-06-01 / 1911623354
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The Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) has been the key measure for assessing the health and social needs of people with mental health problems for decades. Aimed at mental health workers or researchers, it is suitable for clinical use in both community-based and hospital-based mental health services. Updated chapters bring guidance into line with modern social contexts, for example questions regarding 'Child Care' now focus on 'Dependents', reflecting changes relating to an ageing population. An extensive training programme and list of frequently asked questions are informed by the authors' decades of experience in using this essential resource. Containing four versions of the CAN (CANSAS, CANSAS-P, CAN-C, CAN-R) for use in different situations, systematic guidance for how to complete the assessments is also included in the book. Ready to use assessment forms are freely available to download from the CAN website ( and on for use with service users.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
1. Introduction to the Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN), 2nd edition
2. Development of the Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN)
3. Research and practice using the CAN: evidence review
4. Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule (CANSAS), 2nd edition
5. Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule – Patient (CANSAS-P), 2nd edition
6. Camberwell Assessment of Need – Clinical Version (CAN-C), 2nd edition
7. Camberwell Assessment of Need – Research Version (CAN-R), 2nd edition
8. Training programme for Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN)
9. Frequently asked questions about Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN)
Appendix 1. Vignettes
Appendix 2. Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule (CANSAS), 2nd edition
Appendix 3. Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule – Patient version (CANSAS-P), 2nd edition
Appendix 4. Camberwell Assessment of Need – Clinical version (CAN-C), 2nd edition
Appendix 5. CAN-C Summary score sheets, 2nd edition
Appendix 6. Camberwell Assessment of Need – Research version (CAN-R), 2nd edition
Appendix 7. CAN-R Summary score sheets, 2nd edition
Appendix 8. CAN reliability and validity

About the Authors:

Mike Slade is Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at the University of Nottingham.

Sir Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Centre for Global Mental Health and the Centre for Implementation Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London and works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His areas of research expertise include stigma and discrimination, implementation science, evaluations of mental health treatments services and systems, and global mental health.

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