The nature and purpose of acute psychiatric wards : The tompkins acute ward study

@inproceedings{Bowers2005TheNA,
  title={The nature and purpose of acute psychiatric wards : The tompkins acute ward study},
  author={Len Bowers and Alan Simpson and Jane M. Alexander and Diane Hackney and Henk L. I. Nijman and Angela Ruth Grange and Jonathan Warren},
  year={2005}
}
Background: Acute inpatient care in the UK is being subjected to increasing critical scrutiny, highlighting concerns about content and quality. There is an absence of clarity and consensus on what acute inpatient care is for, adding to difficulties in developing this service sector. Aim: To define the function of acute psychiatric wards. Methods: Interviews were conducted with multidisciplinary staff (13 Ward Managers, 14 F Grade nurses, 11 Occupational Therapists and 9 Consultant Psychiatrists… CONTINUE READING
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