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Who cares for the older adolescent?

  • E. L. Watts (a1), M. E. Jenkins (a2) and G. J. R. Richardson (a3)
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One of the first principles on which a good service for adolescents will be based, according to the Health Advisory Service Report Bridges Over Troubled Waters (1986), is “The age group concerned from 12–19 years requires separate consideration and provision”. Up to the publication of this report, many adolescent psychiatrists dealt only with those up to the age of 16 (Bruggen & O'Brien, 1987) or up to school leaving age. Such a recommendation means a considerable change of practice, and this study was designed to assess the nature of that change.

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Bruggen, P. & O'Brien, C. (1987) Helping Families: Systems, Residential and Agency Responsibility. London: Faber & Faber.
Health Advisory Service (1986) Bridges Over Troubled Waters. London: HMSO.
Wells, P. (1986) Cut price adolescent units that meet all needs and none. Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 10, 231232.
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BJPsych Bulletin
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  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Who cares for the older adolescent?

  • E. L. Watts (a1), M. E. Jenkins (a2) and G. J. R. Richardson (a3)
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