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What Should an Ideal Emergency Psychiatry Service be Like?

  • Steven White (a1)
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At a time of financial stringency, it may seem perverse to speculate about the ideal. Nevertheless, recent experience of working in the psychiatry emergency room (ER) of a large teaching hospital in Texas set me thinking about the requirements for a really satisfactory emergency psychiatry service (eps); one which would run smoothly and be acceptable to the clients, their families and the agencies involved in making referrals; one the staff running it would feel comfortable with and get satisfaction from working in; one which would provide a comprehensive and really adequate service, rather than just a finger in the dike.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0140-0789
  • EISSN: 2514-9954
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What Should an Ideal Emergency Psychiatry Service be Like?

  • Steven White (a1)
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