Admission Program in a General Medical and Surgical Hospital With Neuropsychiatric Patients: A Study and Evaluation of the Admission Program at the East Orange New Jersey V.A. Hospital, 1954-1958
The admissions interview of the psychiatric patient is one of the most significant phases of his treatment. It is here that the patient becomes involved in the examination process, and receives the impression that he is important, and that he can be helped. Much of the early anxiety of the patient and relatives is also lessened through this supportive experience. Finally it facilitates the early participation and involvement of the patient and his relatives in the treatment process. To the caseworker, the admissions interview presents a rather challenging task. The demands placed upon his skill, and the limitations of time, places the worker in a position where the necessity for clear focusing on the problem is paramount. Early diagnosis and handling of the patients* feelings at the time of admission also prevents difficulties, and may affect the long range treatment of the patient. These are just a few of the factors that we will attempt to measure in this dissertation.
Mental health|Social work|Health education
Wright, Wilbur Ernest, "Admission Program in a General Medical and Surgical Hospital With Neuropsychiatric Patients: A Study and Evaluation of the Admission Program at the East Orange New Jersey V.A. Hospital, 1954-1958" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557765.