Families' perceptions of psychiatric hospitalization of relatives with a severe mental illness
Administration and Policy in Mental Health
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.
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Hanson, James G., "Families' perceptions of psychiatric hospitalization of relatives with a severe mental illness" (1995). Faculty Publications. 4232.