Volume 2 of this series contains an anthology of research studies into various aspects of community psychiatric nursing. This book to address the balance of service provision for people with long-term mental illness and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and includes: the organization of services in different settings; the educational preparation of individual practitioners; and the range of work practices and their efficacy. This volume provides a further bench-mark against which fast changing developments for future practice can be set. Further volumes are in preparation for this rapidly expanding field. This series of contemporary research should be valuable to lecturers and researchers in university departments of nursing, and on courses which lead to the CPN diploma and the mental health branch of Project 2000 courses. This collection will also be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, health visitors, district nurses, mental handicap nurses and general practitioners. This book should be of interest to community psychiatric nurses and nurse researchers.