Faculty Publications

Title

Families' perceptions of psychiatric hospitalization of relatives with a severe mental illness

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Administration and Policy in Mental Health

Volume

22

Issue

5

First Page

531

Last Page

541

Abstract

This paper reports the experience with psychiatric inpatient care of families with mentally ill relatives. Most families report great dissatisfaction with their involvement with the staff and treatment at psychiatric hospitals. Recommended methods of reducing the family burden and improving a productive alliance are engaging the family at admission, inclusion in the treatment process, family education, proactive engagement and training which addresses the family perspective. © 1995 Human Sciences Press, Inc.

Original Publication Date

5-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF02106537

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