Journal article

[A care model adapted to brief psychiatric hospitalizations].

C Bonsack, P Conus, P Delacrausaz, F Borgeat

Rev Med Suisse Romande | Published : 2001

Abstract

Practice of psychiatric hospitalization has considerably changed: deinstitutionnalization, brief hospitalizations, opened units, partnership with patients and complementarity with community mental health services. These changes appear simultaneously in most of industrialized countries. They are the result of social changes, evolution of mental health care, and a sharper perception of deinsertion risks through long term hospitalizations. Values of psychiatric hospital were based on a closed and protective place, where community life prepared to life in the community; they are now founded on an opened place where care aims at resolving crisis and keeping closely in touch with the community. Th..

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