Psychiatric services: present policies and problems

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247136
Title:
Psychiatric services: present policies and problems
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH). Social Affairs Committee
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
1978
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247136
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
THE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES PRESENT POLICIES AND PROBLEMS Present policies in regard to the psychiatric services may be summarised under the following headings: (i) Integration of the treatment of the mentally ill with other health services Mainly in order to remove the traditional stigma associated with mental illness there is now a well-established policy of providing psychiatric units at general hospitals or in association of general hospitals. All the proposed new general hospitals or existing general hospitals s elected for further development will have psychiatric units which will generally be of the order of 40/50 beds and will also have considerable provision for the treatment of day patients. The aim is that all patients, except those who are obviously seriously disturbed, will be admitted in the first instance to the general hospitals. Most of them will receive all their residential treatment there and will be discharged home and where necessary continuing care will be given on a day attendance basis or by the various community services referred to later.There it is clear that the patient requires long term residential care he will be transferred to the district mental hospital. The psychiatric unit will normally have a close association with the mental hospital and will be seen as an element in a comprehensive psychiatric service
Keywords:
PSYCHIATRIC CARE; HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH). Social Affairs Committeeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-05T09:13:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-05T09:13:05Z-
dc.date.issued1978-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247136-
dc.descriptionTHE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES PRESENT POLICIES AND PROBLEMS Present policies in regard to the psychiatric services may be summarised under the following headings: (i) Integration of the treatment of the mentally ill with other health services Mainly in order to remove the traditional stigma associated with mental illness there is now a well-established policy of providing psychiatric units at general hospitals or in association of general hospitals. All the proposed new general hospitals or existing general hospitals s elected for further development will have psychiatric units which will generally be of the order of 40/50 beds and will also have considerable provision for the treatment of day patients. The aim is that all patients, except those who are obviously seriously disturbed, will be admitted in the first instance to the general hospitals. Most of them will receive all their residential treatment there and will be discharged home and where necessary continuing care will be given on a day attendance basis or by the various community services referred to later.There it is clear that the patient requires long term residential care he will be transferred to the district mental hospital. The psychiatric unit will normally have a close association with the mental hospital and will be seen as an element in a comprehensive psychiatric serviceen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.titlePsychiatric services: present policies and problemsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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