Emergency department from the mental health client's perspective.

  title={Emergency department from the mental health client's perspective.},
  author={Diana E. Clarke and Debra Dusome and Linda G Hughes},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  volume={16 2},
General hospital emergency departments (EDs) are obvious places for individuals in psychiatric distress or a mental health crisis to seek assistance. However, the typical mental health presentation does not fit with the treatment norm of most EDs creating a tension around the care of individuals with mental illnesses. Eight focus groups were held with mental health patients and their families to determine their satisfaction with care received in regional EDs with particular emphasis on their… CONTINUE READING

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