The mental ward

a personnel guidebook

Author: Morgan Martin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 84

View: 4137

Mental Ward

Stories from the Asylum

Author: Jennifer Loring,Tom Howard,Megan Dorei

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615818795

Category: Horror tales, American

Page: 253

View: 7750

Sanatorium, mental ward, psychiatric hospital - they're all the same. Places where the infirm, the crazy, and the certifiable go for treatment... Or what passes for 'treatment'. This is a collection of stories of bedlam taking place within the padded walls of an institution. Stories of experiments gone wrong, patients revolting against the staff, or even the deranged doings of those charged with giving care. They are sick, depraved, and atrocious - the type of stories that rarely reach the light of day. Are you brave enough to crawl inside the minds of the twelve authors who wrote these tales... Or are you afraid you'll be locked up for peeking?

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578771

Category: Medical

Page: 498

View: 4415

The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Planning and Budgeting to Deliver Services for Mental Health

Author: Organización Mundial de la Salud,Crick Lund,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241545969

Category: Medical

Page: 110

View: 9968

The purpose of this module is to present a clear and rational planning model for assessing the needs of local populations for mental health care and planning services. The module includes detailed technical information to assist planners to assess their current mental health services, use epidemiological data to calculate the resources required for mental health care, set budgeting and planning targets and implement those targets. Using practical examples to illustrate the calculations throughout, the module aims to provide countries with a set of planning and budgeting tools to assist with the delivery of mental health services. Other modules included in the package: Improving Access and Use of Psychotropic Medicines Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans Mental Health Policy, Plans and Programmes. Updated version Mental Health Context Mental Health Financing Advocacy for Mental Health Quality Improvement for Mental Health Organization of Services for Mental Health Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights Mental Health Policies and Programmes in the Workplace Mental Health Information Systems Human Resources and Training in Mental Health Monitoring and Evaluation of Mental Health Policies and Plans

Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill

The Abuse of Jails As Mental Hospitals

Author: Edwin Fuller Torrey,Joan Stieber,Jonathan Ezekiel

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788142798

Category: Insanity

Page: 142

View: 3091

"Clinical studies suggest that 10-15% of prison populations have a major psychiatric disorder and need the services associated with severe or chronic mental illness." Contents: backward to the 1830s: a history of mentally ill persons in jails; survey of the nation's jails: results and analysis; other studies of mentally ill persons in jails; why do mentally ill individuals end up in jail? problems and consequences of jailing the mentally ill; legal issues: emergency detention of the mentally ill; what happens to mentally ill persons when they leave jail; model programs for mentally ill persons in jails; recommendations. Charts and tables.

Christ on the Psych Ward

Author: David Finnegan-Hosey

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 089869051X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 2078

• Applicable not just to those with mental health issues, but for churches and the church at large Christ on the Psych Ward is a series of reflections on the intersections among mental health, faith, and ministry. Beginning with his own experience, Finnegan- Hosey shares ways communities of faith can be present with those suffering from mental illness and crises. Weaving together personal testimony, theological reflection, and practical ministry experience, he offers a message of hope for those suffering and for friends and faith communities struggling to care for them. Ultimately, his journey of recovery and healing reveals the need for a theological understanding of a vulnerable God, important not solely for ministry with those with mental health struggles, but offering a hopeful vision forward for the church.

Patienthood in the mental hospital

an analysis of role, personality, and social structure

Author: Daniel Jacob Levinson,Eugene B. Gallagher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mentally ill

Page: 265

View: 1053

The Bumpy Road: A Memoir of Culture Clash Including Woodstock, Mental Hospitals, and Living In Mexico

Author: Don Karp

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304559823

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 2753

Reading The Bumpy Road promotes self-examination and encourages transformation. Everyone lives a personal “hero’s journey”. The Bumpy Road shows how culture clash is a muse for creative transformation. It tells the story of childhood followed by adolescent confusion. A boy struggles to become a man by buying into institutions that did not work for him--a marriage to a woman, whose entire self-concept was tied to “the relationship”, and as a science student in academia where success is about publish or perish: lies, back-stabbing, and the old boys' club. The 60’s culture came and personal chaos ensued. Relying on mental institutions to correct the evils of the aforementioned institutions created new problems instead. But the human spirit is resilient. The Bumpy Road details how the habit of going to the hospital for help was broken, and a new artistic identity replaced the old one. Primed for seizing cultural diversity opportunities, new struggles and successes were encountered in Mexico.

Mental Hospitals at Work

Author: Kathleen Jones,Roy Sidebotham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113627930X

Category: Reference

Page: 220

View: 5757

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mental Ward


Author: Stephanie Nett,Gwendolyn Kiste,Guy Medley,John Pham,Kyle Yadlosky,Nica Berry,Vic Kerry,Sarah Doebereiner,Frank Collia,L. E. White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692685945


Page: 236

View: 7619

A dank basement, shadow filled hallways, the deep echo of a metal latch being thrown while faint screams are heard... These are the things you might experience in a place where the unspeakable happens, where conscientious action and moral turpitude turn a blind eye in the interest of advancing one's own personal pursuits in the most deranged and unjustifiable manner. The type of place where power corrupts, and depravity runs rampant among those imbued with it. A place where the unfortunate are abandoned to the devices of those who convince themselves their actions are in the best interest of science. Mental Ward: Experiments is a collection of ten short stories that demonstrate the worst of humanity's ambition in the interest of 'civilized' advancement. Step into a world where sanity is left behind, and horror is what the doctor ordered! *This book is a collection of similarly themed yet varying fictitious short stories from multiple authors.

Mental Ward

Echoes of the Past

Author: K. Trap Jones,Jason Cordova,Sharon Higa,Lindsey Goddard,Chad Brown,Lockett Hollis,Sarah Cass,Alex Chase,Kim Lay,Jaseph Lapin,Brent Abell,Denzell Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615890494


Page: 334

View: 1396

Echoes of the Past... In places where unspeakable atrocities occurred sometimes 'something' lingers, stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. Those who believe in the grey area behind the veil will tell you that those places can become eternal cages that hold the souls of the deceased captive. 'Mental Ward: Echoes of the Past' is a collection of twelve such stories; tales of hauntings taking place in asylums. The places where the crazed, the insane, and sometimes the different were hidden away from society's view. Follow the winding path crafted by the talented, and in some cases, twisted imaginations of the storytellers who would taint your peaceful world with their echoes of the past.

Year Book of Psychiatry and Applied Mental Health 2012 - E-Book

Author: John A. Talbott

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089763

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 2831

The Year Book of Psychiatry and Applied Mental Health brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in psychiatry and mental health, carefully selected from more than 300 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed! Annual topics feature the latest information on biological psychiatry, alcohol and substance-related disorders, psychiatry and the law, psychotherapy, and clinical psychiatry.

Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry

Author: Steven S. Sharfstein

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585628891

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 3745

With decreases in lengths of hospital stay and increases in alternatives to inpatient treatments, the field of hospital psychiatry has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. As the first comprehensive guide to be published in more than a decade, the Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry is a compilation of the latest trends, issues, and developments in the field. The textbook, written by 70 national experts and clinical specialists, covers a wide range of clinical and administrative topics that are central to today's practice of hospital psychiatry. This is the only textbook on the market today that provides information for psychiatric hospital clinicians and administrators in a single all-inclusive volume. It covers information not generally available in other textbooks and medical journals, touching on a variety of cutting-edge issues, such as safety improvement, use of seclusion and restraint, suicide prevention, and culturally competent psychiatric care. The book's 35 chapters are divided into four parts: Part I, Inpatient Practice -- focuses on specialty psychiatric units (e.g., acute stabilization unit, eating disorders unit, forensic unit, child unit), including the many psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments used within each. This section also touches on specialized treatment for patients with co-occurring problems, such as substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and legal difficulties. Part II, Special Clinical Issues -- covers clinical issues from the perspective of different populations (consumers, families, suicidal patients). This section also examines the recent trend toward patient-centered care. Part III, The Continuum of Care -- addresses psychiatric services within the community, such as rehabilitation programs, day hospitals, and emergency services. It discusses the importance of understanding hospital-based treatment within the broader perspective of patients' lives. Part IV, Structure and Infrastructure -- focuses on such often-overlooked topics as financing of care, risk management, electronic medical records, and the actual architecture of psychiatric hospitals, as well as the roles of psychiatric hospital administrators, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatrists and psychologists. An invaluable resource for both clinicians and administrators, as well as a comprehensive teaching tool for residents, the Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry is a must-have for all professionals who work in psychiatric settings.

The Work of the Mental Nurse

Author: N.A

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Psychiatric nurses

Page: 154

View: 2324

Psychiatric Ideologies and Institutions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412832236

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

View: 8606

The authors of this volume point out that what is ordinarily termed the psychiatric hospital's "social structure" is principally derived from three sources: the number and kinds of professionals who work there; the treatment ideologies and professional identities of these professionals; and the relationships of the institution and its professionals to outside communities, both professional and lay. They describe hospitals as sites where ideological battles characterizing the mental health arena are being fought, implemented, critiqued, modified, and transformed. This classic monograph in medical sociology was originally published in the 1960s. The period studied was 1958 through 1963, when somatic and psychotherapeutic ideologies were flourishing--as now--and milieutherapy was just emerging. The research team was multidisciplinary: three sociologists, one psychologist, and one psychiatrist. Three distinct psychiatric environments were researched: two at the Chicago State Hospital--"chronic services" and "treatment services"--and one at a private hospital. What evolved were thoughtful comparative analyses of hospitals, wards, professionals, ideological positions, careers, and organizational and situational placements.

State Mental Hospitals

What Happens When They Close

Author: Paul Ahmed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461342651

Category: Medical

Page: 219

View: 3458

The 1970s constitute the decade of decisions about state mental hospi tals! These large, monolithic, and seemingly impervious institutions are being phased out in some states and their basic purpose for exis tence is being seriously questioned in almost all others. Since 1970, hospitals have closed in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Washington, and Wisconsin. Simi lar closings have occurred in several provinces of Canada, in Great Britain, and in some European countries. The purpose of the book is to examine the multiple issues growing out of the hospital closings: Why are the state hospitals being closed? What is the impact of closings on patients, hospital staff, and the communities where the hospitals are located? What has been the impact on the communities receiving these patients? What are the trends for the future, in terms of numbers of closings and types of hospitals which will remain? Is there a role for the state hospital in the care of the mentally ill or is it an obsolete institution? The impetus for the closings is diverse. The discovery and wide spread use of the tranquilizing drugs in the early 1950s allowed more patients to be returned to the community-under medication.

Mental Health Publishing and Empowerment

Author: Jason Pegler

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1847479316


Page: 74

View: 9254

DescriptionMental Health Publishing and Empowerment is a book that explains how writing and publishing is a cathartic and empowering experience for Jason and Chipmunkapublishing authors. This book contains Jason's views on writing and empowerment as well as the views and experiences of over 20 Chipmunkapublishing authors. Each authors comments are analysed by Jason to show how they reflect the Mental Health Publishing and Empowerment process that Chipmunka offers. This book is an academic work that reveals how Chipmunka is effective as a social enterprise. About the AuthorJason Pegler is known internationally for his work as a social entrepreneur. He was born in 1975. He was diagnosed with manic depression in 1992. This is his fifth book. He is the author of 'A Can of Madness', 'Curing Madness' and 'The Ultimate Guide To Well Being'. His first three books can be bought together in the trilogy Bipolar, Recovery and NLP. Jason is the CEO of Chipmunkapublishing and Co-Founder of The Chipmunka Foundation. He dedicates his life to empowering people with mental health issues so that they can fulfill their potential and help others.