A sociological study of bed blocking in psychiatric rehabilitation units.

  • Kevin Leighton
  • Published 2002 in Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
This study focuses on the reported problem of psychiatric patients who are 'bed-blocking' mental health rehabilitation units. It explores the concept of individualized care within psychiatric nursing and argues that this 'received view' is counterproductive for some client groups. Individualized care assumes a number of mainstream social values and beliefs… CONTINUE READING