Psychiatric hospitals

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Acute Care

    While there are disadvantages to programs there are always advantages as well. “The advantages of acute care psychiatric units in prisons include creating a therapeutic milieu consistent with the correctional mission; safe and proper implementation of specialized treatments, such as involuntary medication administration consistent with Washington v. Harper criteria for the gravely disabled offender who is noncompliant; and proper implementation of therapeutic restraints and seclusion” (Daniel, 2007). This program includes acute care and it is safe for the offenders to attend. The treatment is great and the assistance offenders get is beyond imaginable. Imagine walking into a facility and you have no idea where to turn. You get referred to a program that not only helps you with reintegrating back into society, but also keeps you on a straight path to success while you are in the program and after you get discharged. Also, with every program or treatment there is always a vision along with core values that make the…

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  • Total Institution Essay

    through treatments. This shift in belief lead to psychiatric facilities that provided long-term care of those with mental illnesses. These facilities were problematic because they intended to cure and treat those with mental illness but the institution prevented its patients from…

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  • On Being Insane In Sane Places By D. L Rosenhan

    D.L Rosenhan discusses a series of experiments that he participated in involving psychiatric institutions and the effects of misdiagnoses of psychological disorders on the patients admitted to the hospitals. He sought to find out the validity of diagnoses and if insanity is in patients themselves or is caused by the environment they are in. Rosenhan’s research proved that the labels associated with mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, have a significant impact on the way patients are…

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  • 1970's Deinstitutionalization Movement

    Some consequences included a lack of cohesiveness among community agencies in terms of treatment for individuals. Some communities lacked resources and funding. Several of these communities were unable to treat the huge volume of individuals released from hospitals (Lamb, Weinberger, & Gross, 2004). Other community resources did not offer the right treatment for individuals with dual diagnosis. After being released in the community, many individuals had trouble obtaining treatment (Lamb,…

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  • Locking In Jails

    as schizophrenia, paranoia, and depression even truly exist or people make up false symptoms to gain attention or get prescription medications. With a lack of mental institutions for people to get help, the illness can cause outbursts of negative behavior which can lead to criminal acts. Jail time can only help those who are mentally ill for so long, because sentences can be a short amount of time or be released due to crowding in the system. The best solution to contain criminals with mental…

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  • Bio-Psychiatric Rehabilitation

    syndrome or disorder. These treatments are evidence-based practices, have an immediate effect on individual and have a high impact. There is also criticism in the mental health field that suggests that the medial model is reductionist. It does not take into account the whole person and at times may be inaccurate in diagnosing the client. The medical model views the baseline to be a “normal” person. If someone does not reach that standard, then they are viewed as “abnormal.” It lacks the ability…

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  • Mild-To-Moderate Disorders: A Case Study

    studies, evaluating treatment models, have shed consistent evidence that treating common mental disorders (such as depression or anxiety) in primary care settings is more effective approach compared to the prevailing mode of delivering treatment through specialist facilities in psychiatric hospitals. It is suggested that an integrated care model, in which primary care physicians working in joint collaboration with psychiatrists and trained hospital staff, can lead to better patient…

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  • Narrative Essay On Mental Illness

    Coming from a Mexican family and a single mother, I can say we do not really believe in mental illness problems until my problem started. Like a mother that I am, I decide to seek for some help. It is never too late to look for help, but if you see this same problem do not ignored it as I did. However, after my scene I decide to go to an urgent care but did not work. The next morning I went to see a doctor but my thought was just getting worse and worse. I decide to go back to a regular hospital…

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  • Mathari Hospital Reflection

    REFLECTION PAPER I Mathari Hospital was established in 1904 as a smallpox isolation centre, later it became known as the lunatic Asylum. In 1924, it was renamed Mathari Mental Hospital, later the name was changed to Mathari Hospital in 1964, currently it is called Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital. Mathari Hospital is Kenya’s sole National referral and teaching psychiatric Hospital Olwendo, W. M., (2015), it offer services to those suffering from a wide range of psychiatric disorders. In…

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  • Illnesses In Homelessness

    of many mentally ill homeless individuals. In New York City, almost 1000 mentally ill homeless men were interview and they reported that they had either been assaulted, robbed, threatened, or injured with a broken bone (7). The same study found that almost two thirds of homeless women with schizophrenia have reported to being raped or sexually assaulted. Many mentally-ill homeless individuals die each year due to their vulnerability. A study conducted by the Hospital and Community Psychiatry…

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