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Specialised in-patient psychiatric service for women

  • Doro Kohen (a1)
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Aims and method

To describe one of the first psychiatric services in the inner-city especially designated for female psychiatric patients with severe mental illness.

Results

The referral system, the staffing levels and the admission criteria have been established following needs of the patients, especially young women with perinatal problems and women from ethnic minorities.

Clinical implications

This single gender acute psychiatric ward has received welcome attention from mental health professionals and management at every level, and it is hoped that further discussion will help to clarify future policies and guidelines on all aspects of this venture.

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Henderson, C. & Reveley, A. (1996) Is there a case for single sex wards? Psychiatric Bulletin, 20, 513515.
Subotsky, F. (1991) Issues for women in the development of mental health services. British Journal of Psychiatry, 158, (suppl. 10), 1721.
Tonks, A. (1992) Women patients vulnerable in mixed psychiatric wards. British Medical Journal, 304, 1331.
World Health Organization (1992) The Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD–10). Geneva: WHO.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Specialised in-patient psychiatric service for women

  • Doro Kohen (a1)
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